Wasteland 3 was showcased in our video of the best games coming in 2020, and it was originally scheduled to launch on May 19. In late February Wasteland Remastered launched to help ease the wait, but now it looks like we have to wait a little longer as Wasteland 3 has been delayed until August.
The head of InXile Entertainment, Brian Fargo, made the announcement on Twitter, explaining the delay, why it’s happening, and what we can expect. In short, you can blame the COVID-19 outbreak, but he also emphasized that the developers working ont eh project want to make it the best game it can be.
So, while the launch of Wasteland 3 has been delayed until August 28, 2020, there’s a silver lining as it’s giving the studio time to take in Beta feedback and maybe even make the game much better than it would have been had it launched in May.
“That’s time [the delay] we’re putting into acting on Beta feedback and suggestions, optimization, polishing and refinements, and making sure we have an awesome co-op experience. We’re pouring our hearts into this game, and the last thing we want is to have anything but an amazing launch for a product we truly believe in.”
So far, we know that Wasteland 3 will take place in a completely different part of America – still post-apocalyptic, of course – and it’s expected to look and play better than Wasteland 2 that was launched in 2014. Wasteland 3 will launch for PS4, Xbox One, Linux, Mac, and PC, but will also be part of the Xbox Game Pass program, so those of you who have subscribed to that will get to play it with your subscription.