It took 26 years to get Wasteland 2, but it might only take a few years to get a second sequel to one of the most acclaimed post-apocalyptic games of all time.
Wasteland 3 will be the next game from InXile Games, whose 2014 RPG Wasteland 2 was a critical and commercial success, despite arriving 26 years after its 1988 predecessor. This second sequel is coming to Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
InXile plans to fund the game via Fig, with the campaign starting on October 5 and the goal being $2.75 million. That seems small fry for a sequel to one of 2014’s best games.
Wasteland 3 will be set in Colorado, which, as you might imagine, is frozen like a popsicle. You’ll take on the role of the only survivor of a Ranger squad called Team November.
Much like the series’ first two games, your decisions will heavily determine the outcome of the land and its people: you can either choose to destroy or save the environment around you.
The most exciting thing about this entry is that it will be the first in the series to feature a cooperative campaign, which is entirely optional (yay!). Players will be able to complete objectives together, or split up in the world and focus on their own goals.
Interestingly, players that start a coop campaign will face consequences if they continue the story without their friend, although InXile didn’t reveal what these consequences would be.
Vehicles will also be added for travel, storing goods and exploring the world.
Wasteland 2 was also crowdsourced, so here’s hoping Wasteland 3 is similarly successful.