inXile Entertainment and Deep Silver have announced that Wasteland 3 will be arriving in Spring 2020 on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The legendary series, which pioneered the post-apocalypse genre in video games, aims to return players to the role of Desert Rangers, lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes.
Trading the dry, dusty heat of the American southwest for the frozen badlands of Colorado, Wasteland 3 features a number of chilling new locations where the Rangers will face hazards, engage in combat and receive an icy reception from the locals.
In addition to narrative choices and the tactical turn-based combat that the series is known for, Wasteland 3 delivers brand new features, including a dynamic conversation system that highlights the weird and wild denizens of the Colorado Wasteland, an upgradable player vehicle, and the ability to play through the storyline cooperatively with a friend online.
inXile CEO Brian Fargo said:
“Wasteland 3 is a passion project for inXile and especially me. I directed the first Wasteland in 1988 and its sequel was one of the original great crowdfunding successes, and it’s a series we care deeply about. Thanks to our partnership with Deep Silver and Microsoft, we’re able to deliver the kind of deep, immersive experience that Wasteland fans want and expect.”
Now since this is Deep Silver we’re talking about, I don’t know whether this will turn into another Epic Games Store exclusive game. For the time being, inXile and Deep Silver have not commented on whether Wasteland 3 will skip Steam or not.