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Publisher Deep Silver Will Handle Retail Distribution of inXile’s Wasteland 2

Posted on July 11, 2013 AT 01:18pm

Distribution of inXile’s Kickstarter-funded Wasteland 2 will be handled by Deep Silver, the publisher announced today.

“This is a perfect opportunity for inXile: it allows us to continue to focus all of our energy and money into the creative aspects of the game while letting Deep Silver take our game outside of the pure digital space,” inXile CEO Brian Fargo said in a press release. “This has the added bonus of allowing us to spend more of the Kickstarter funds on development while continue to retain all ownership and control. I’ve known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organization to deal with.”

Developer inXile raked in $2,933,252 through crowdfunding. Their set pledge goal was $900,000. Designer Chris Avellone’s involvement with the project was spurred by the Kickstarter funding exceeding $2.1 million. Wasteland 2 is a sequel to the the 1988 role-playing game that served as the inspiration for the original Fallout, which was developed by Fargo’s previous studio, Interplay.

“The uber-successful crowdfunding of Wasteland 2 through Brian Fargo and his team has shown how much interest for an RPG with traditional values still exists on consumers’ side aside from what large publishers think the market needs,” Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, added. “Deep Silver is very happy to support inXile Entertainment in bringing Wasteland 2 to the retail market.”

Wasteland 2 is slated for release on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux this fall.

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