Obsidian and Planescape developers could come in for Wastelands 2

By on March 30, 2012

Needs a bit more Kickstarting for it to happen.

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inXile’s Brain Fargo, who recently Kickstarted $1.6 million to develop Wasteland 2, has brought forth a rather interesting proposition – something fans of the series couldn’t possibly refuse. This is what he proposes: fund the project to at least $2.1 million and he will rope in developers from Obsidian Entertainment, and Planescape: Torment creator Chris Avellone in order to help develop the game.

The geniuses behind some of the most seminal RPGs of all time, coming together for an old-school hardcore RPG? Gamers, you need to make this happen.

“Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance. While I’ve worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual successor to the Fallout franchise is a honor,” Chris Avellone said to RPS.

“I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios. Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2,” said Brain Fargo.

“Obsidian has an incredible library of story, dialog and design tools that they have used to create hits like Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and of course, Fallout: New Vegas. Regardless of the tech we use to develop the game, experience with these tools will help us efficiently design the game without wasting time and resources on the tools needed for development.”

The Wasteland 2 Kickstarter campaign still has a good 17 days to go. If you would like to see the three greats coming together, pledge away.


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