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Wasteland 3, the big new squad-based role-playing game from inXile entertainment has a new trailer plus a release date. Today, they confirmed May 19 next year for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Moving away from the scorching deserts of post-apocalypse Arizona to the frosty mountains of Colorado, you've been promised aid to keep your own home alive if you help the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado rescue it from the ambitions of their bloodthirsty children. inXile are promising it will be full of challenging tactical combat, exploration, a deep story full of twists and ethical decision making.

There's also a fancy new trailer, showing some actual gameplay for you to hook your eyes into below:

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Wasteland 3 will feature single-player and co-op, so you don't have to brave the cold alone. I do like the sound of having a customizable battle truck, will be interesting to see what crazy powerful vehicle we're able to unleash.

The good news is that you do not need to play Wasteland 2, inXile head honcho Brian Fargo mentioned that it's a fresh story so you can go in cold.

You can pre-order for £54.99/$59.99/€59.99, wishlist, follow or whatever else on GOG and Steam.

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beko 15 November 2019 at 9:55 am UTC
Hell yes. Wasteland 2 was a blast [for me]. Love the podcast format of this video. Nice remix from a remix of Land Of Confusion as well

That goes so on my Must-Buy list.
Pangaea 15 November 2019 at 12:03 pm UTC
Liked Wasteland 2 as well, though I never played it once the DC came out (I had some problems with it then, for some reason). Didn't back this game so will wait until it releases now, and probably a good while after that, so they can pump out all the DLC they may want and eventually put that into a complete edition. I fully expect new games, post MS assassination, to not be released for Linux. We can hope of course, but it's pretty naive given their history to expect a Linux release. May as well expect Facebook and Google to stop being dicks.
Nezchan 15 November 2019 at 1:53 pm UTC
Nevertheless
wytrabbitI don't understand the reason to automatically assume the worst. There is no definitive evidence supporting either theory, so why not keep an open mind? You don't have to get your hopes up, but you're making assumptions without any support. Microsoft bought them but we're not privy to how much control and influence MS exerts on inXile internally. Being negative at this point benefits nobody.

I never closed my mind on it. At the time they aquired Obsidian and InXile, MS tried to promote their store and XBox with exclusives. They also have the habbit of pushing their tech with their products, and MS gaming tech still is very anti-anything but MS. So it was logical for me to assume that the purchases were made for this reason. Of course when/if Microsoft changes their Strategy, anything could happen, but at the time (and still) I don't see them offering their games (after Wasteland 3 and PoE2) on Steam or GOG, and I certainly expect them to offer Linux games on the MS store.

It's worth noting that Obsidian has recently expressed doubt about Pillars of Eternity 3, stating that they're "re-examing" the game's format.

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/fate-of-pillars-of-eternity-3-unknown-according-to-josh-sawyer

They cite poor sales of PoE 2, but my immediate thought is that MS wants something more console-oriented from them, and probably something with a more reliable return on investment than an isometric RPG. So expect more first-person, action oriented stuff like the Outer Worlds, which itself has no Linux port planned that I'm aware of (and I don't know if it would have even without MS being involved).
beko 15 November 2019 at 4:23 pm UTC
PangaeaLiked Wasteland 2 as well, though I never played it once the DC came out (I had some problems with it then, for some reason).
Yeah, that was a bug feast especially towards the end. I think they fixed most of it. I remember finishing the DC at least once.
Pangaea 16 November 2019 at 12:45 am UTC
NezchanIt's worth noting that Obsidian has recently expressed doubt about Pillars of Eternity 3, stating that they're "re-examing" the game's format.

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/fate-of-pillars-of-eternity-3-unknown-according-to-josh-sawyer

They cite poor sales of PoE 2, but my immediate thought is that MS wants something more console-oriented from them, and probably something with a more reliable return on investment than an isometric RPG. So expect more first-person, action oriented stuff like the Outer Worlds, which itself has no Linux port planned that I'm aware of (and I don't know if it would have even without MS being involved).

Hadn't heard about that, and that is sad to read. Definitely have more faith in your interpretation than waffles about poor sales for a Kickstarted project that brought in millions. Always sad to see what happens when once independent companies get bought by bigger 'fish'. I fear what will happen to them, and from our perspective, of course that we can forget about Linux releases from now on.
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