The second sequel to the 1988 post-apocalyptic classic CRPG Wasteland is coming — and it’s bringing multiplayer with it.
InXile Entertainment announced today that it is in pre-production for Wasteland 3 for PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In a first for the series, this game will include an optional multiplayer co-op mode for the campaign. Players can choose to play in this mode as either synchronous or asynchronous, controlling their own parties and sharing the same map even if one member is offline.
Wasteland 3 is set in Colorado and will have a winter theme to it, with the game’s tagline is “time to conquer the cold.” InXile is making numerous improvements over Wasteland 2, including an overhauled dialogue system, the addition of vehicles, environmental hazards, and an improved action system.
The studio is looking to raise $2.75 million through crowdfunding, although this time it is going with Fig instead of Kickstarter. Its crowdfunding campaign will launch on October 5th, but you can go ahead and bookmark the preview page if you’re interested.