Bad news for those who backed the creation of “Wasteland 2,” which alongside Double Fine Adventure, was a roaring crowd funded success story: the game has been delayed.
According to the most recent update on Kickstarter, things are running behind, by about 6 weeks to be exact. How come? Because all that extra money the project was able to generate (the goal was $900,000, and it ended up within the reach of three million) led to an increasing of scope. Which of course means there’s now a lot more to do.
Right off the back, one might instantly be reminded up the aforementioned Double Fine success story that has recently hit a rather significant snag. But according to Brian Fargo, the man in charge at inXile entertainment:
“I can happily announce that we remain well financed for development, thus allowing us to ship a product without compromise. This is primarily due to our disciplined spending, project planning and the benefit of our back catalog sales to cover any extra product features and content we loved.”
Fargo might be referencing the fact that Double Fine recently announced the need for more money to complete Broken Age (the final name of the Double Fine Adventure), despite the fact that they also raised considerably more money than original asked.
As a result, many are both disappointed and even a bit infuriated at Double Fine. Furthermore, those less than wonderful feelings have also transferred to Kickstarter as a whole, which many have become skeptical about, as unfair the change of opinion might be.
The finished “Wasteland 2″ was originally supposed to come out in October, but now that timeframe is reserved for its beta. As for a brand new final release date, none has been mentioned thus far.