Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut: The sequel to the classic computer role-playing game Wasteland 2 first released in 1988 developed by inXile Entertainment is coming to the Nintendo Switch this August as Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut.
Wasteland 2 was originally launched by InXile Entertainment as a Kickstarter project in 2012. The campaign was led by Brian Fargo, who is known as one of the people behind the original Fallout. The Kickstarter project was closed soon after raising more than $2.9 million. After undergoing multiple delays, Wasteland 2 was launched in 2014 for PC users. The following year, a Director’s cut version was released as a free upgrade to all the owners and ported the game to consoles.
The Director’s cut that is going to release for Nintendo Switch will include the original game, with 80 hours of gameplay. The developers have added perks for character creation and a load of new voice work. The studio did not have any word regarding whether the Switch port will support the device touchscreen or any other exclusive feature, but if it does, that could be a big edge over other console platforms.
At present, InXile Entertainment is the process of developing Wasteland 3, which was funded through the Fig equity crowdfunding platform. The campaign was able to raise to raise $2.5 million from investors in 2016, and backers will have the share in the profits if the game proves to be commercially successful. The campaign further accelerated to the sum of total $3.12 million, when an additional $871,000 was raised through traditional, rewards-based crowdfunding.