Wasteland 3 will no longer release in May, with developer InXile pushing the game back to August.
Come 28 August we will hopefully all dive into a post-apocalypse world and enjoy some squad-based RPG fighting. The developer says that there are “logistical challenges” with the team trying to work from home and new issues that the team has had to learn to manage.
Brian Fargo, studio head of InXile Entertainment, posted about the delay on Twitter. He mentions the great feedback from the beta and that the extra months will be used to polish the game into as good a product as possible.
“We’re pouring our hearts into this game, and the last thing we want is to have anything but an amazing launch for a product we truly believe in.”
We have seen many times how games have been given a delay to allow for more time in the oven and the results tend to be on the pleasant side with a tighter, smoother product at the end. Also, you have to admire people who are dealing with the pandemic still working on a game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. That must take some mental energy to navigate.