Obsidian may team with inXile on Wasteland 2

By John Keefer, Mar 30, 2012 10:30am PDT

InXile Entertainment and company chief Brian Fargo have blown past the goal it set on Kickstarter to get Wasteland 2 developed. Now, Fargo has added to that goal with the idea of getting another veteran RPG development studio into the mix.

Fargo is seeking an additional $500,000 in Kickstarter funds to bring Obsidian Entertainment into the fold to help with the game's development, Fargo said in a press release. Part of the Obsidian team are veterans Chris Avellone and Feargus Urquhart, both instrumental in the development of Planescape: Torment, Fallout 1 and 2, and Icewind Dale with Fargo at Black Isle Studios, and Neverwinter Nights 2 and Knights of the Old Republic II at Obsidian.

Obsidian's library of design tools for RPGs was a factor in his decision, Fargo said. "Regardless of the tech we use to develop the game, experience with these tools will help us efficiently design the game without wasting time and resources on the tools needed for development."

The goal is $2.1 million with 17 days to go before the Kickstarter funding ends. The original $900,000 goal was reached with two days, with the additional funding going to a Linux and Mac port. That massive positive response to the idea of a sequel, plus the fact that oversees fans can now donate through PayPal at the Wasteland 2 portal, leads me to believe that another $500,000 in the time left should be a cakewalk.

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