inXile Entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and Wasteland co-creator Brian Fargo and Deep Silver, have announced that Wasteland 3 will be arriving in Spring 2020. The game will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Windows, Mac and Linux.
The legendary series, which pioneered the post-apocalypse genre in video games, returns players to the role of Desert Rangers, lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes. Trading the dry, dusty heat of the American south-west for a perpetually frozen Colorado, Wasteland 3 features a number of chilling new locations where the Rangers receive an even frostier reception from the locals.
Watch the Wasteland 3 – E3 trailer below:
In addition to narrative choices and consequences, and the tactical turn-based combat that the series is known for, Wasteland 3 delivers brand new features, including a dynamic conversation system that highlights the weird and wild denizens of the Colorado Wasteland. There’s also an upgradable player vehicle and the ability to play through the storyline cooperatively with a friend online.
According to inXile CEO Brian Fargo, “Wasteland 3 is a passion project for inXile and especially me. I directed the first Wasteland in 1988 and its sequel was one of the original great crowdfunding successes, and it’s a series we care deeply about. Thanks to our partnership with Deep Silver and Microsoft, we’re able to deliver the kind of deep, immersive experience that Wasteland fans want and expect.”
Check out the official Wasteland 3 website for more information.