Official Wasteland 2 release date… September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over.
With even less of a surprise the rating for Wasteland 2 is PEGI 18 for the majority of Europe. Gambling, Bad Language and Violence.
We are still waiting for the German rating but expect it by Monday at the latest.
The funny thing about the gambling is that the player is told the casino cheats and its un-winnable. Is it still gambling?
The Aussie rating is already in at MA 15+. Strong Violence, sexual references and themes. Apparently gambling not a concern.
Probably not a shock but Wasteland 2 received it’s ESRB rating today, Mature as expected.
Press Tour Coverage Roundup #3
A few more interviews and writeups came in from Brian’s tour of the US and Europe.
RPGamer interviews Brian Fargo
RPGamer has a new interview with Brian Fargo on Wasteland 2.
JS: Being one of the first big Kickstarter funding successes, do you feel any added pressure for Wasteland 2 to be successful, as many may use it to gauge the health and future of crowd-funding?
BF: Pressure? What pressure? On one hand, I have never felt more pressure to deliver ever before for both a certain kind of RPG, and for large Kickstarter funded games. This is why I decided to increase the budget two times over what was raised on Kickstarter. We want to over deliver to people’s expectations. My pressure is fortunately greatly mitigated by all the positive feedback, and the beta process in general, as it allows us to ship a game with tens of thousands of hours already spent playing. Without this beta process, the shipping of the game would be harrowing.
JS: How difficult is it to balance making the game appealing to old-school Wasteland fans, while also attracting new fans to the series?
BF: To some extent, that balance is less relevant to us. This game was funded by fans of old-school RPGs and that’s our target audience; they’re the people we want to make happy, and we’re not looking to appeal to a huge new audience. So, we do not shy away from hardcore tactical combat, or very wordy dialog. But, we do try to tutorialize and explain the game well, and give it an intuitive UI, so that new fans will find it easier to step into this game than if they try to load up an RPG from the 80s. My philosophy has always to focus on the real gaming crowd, and let the chips fall where they may. It wasn’t like we were worried about attracting any kind of new RPG fans to Fallout when we shipped that.
Press Tour Coverage Roundup #2
More roundups of the recent trips around the world, with previews and interviews with Brian Fargo as well as Chris Avellone, who talked about Wasteland 2 in Australia.
In game environmental shots (with camera pulled out for a wider view of the area)
Press Tour Coverage Roundup #1
Brian Fargo has been busy on a press tour taking him through the US and Europe, and today a lot of these previews, Q&As and interviews are streaming in. Below is a few quotes and a list of the rest.