Due to coronavirus-related “logistical challenges”.
Wasteland 3, the post-apocalypse-tinged squad-based RPG from developer InXile, will no longer release in May as originally announced, and is now due to arrive in August.
InXile had originally set a 19th May release date for Wasteland 3 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but the developer today announced a new launch date of 28th August, citing the “logistical challenges” arising from coronavirus-related home-working as the reason for the delay.
“As with most companies, we moved to a work-from-home environment some weeks ago,” explained studio head Brian Fargo in a statement posted to Twitter, “and that of course introduced challenges that many of us throughout the world have been learning to manage. We’ve been excited to see the Wasteland 3 Beta so well received, but the reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted”.
Fargo says the studio will use the additional months of development between now and August to optimise, polish, and refine Wasteland 3, to act on Beta feedback and suggestions, and to ensure “we have an awesome co-op experience”.
“We’re pouring our heats into this game,” he continued, “and the last thing we want is to have anything but an amazing launch for a product we truly believe in”.
Wasteland 3, which unfolds in a snow-ravaged post-apocalyptic Colorado, was originally announced in 2016, and raised over $3m USD in crowdfunding shortly after. It’s been a busy few years for InXile since then, not least because of the studio’s acquisition by Microsoft.