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Wasteland 2: now available for Linux on Steam Early Access

Wasteland 2 available for Linux Mac Windows on Steam Early Access

Wasteland 2 is the long dreamt about sequel to the hit 1988 game Wasteland. A few weeks back, the #developers on the Kickstarter site, confirmed that they will be bringing a Linux version. They are finally keeping their promise with the #game being available for purchase over at Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows.  The #inXileEntertainment developers also announced that the beta version of Wasteland 2 includes  a major area in Arizona, the new vendor screen, as well as numerous tweaks, fixes and optimization passes.

The game is finally out of closed beta and is available in the Early Access Mode over at Steam. Being in the Early Access Mode, the game is priced at $59.99 USD. All of the game’s mechanics are there including combat, inventory, recruitable NPCs etc. The original game was known for its varied choices that was allowed to the player and how those choices made a very deep impact within the game either immediately or later in the game.

In addition some of the UI elements are still left, along with the checking for bugs. So basically, the game is ready except for a bit of a polishing. But being in the Early Access, the community can be involved in molding the game into something that the community has come to expect, being the direct sequel to the classic Wastelands and the forefather of the famous Fallout series. In fact, many of the developers working on this game are from the original team.

Along the same notions, the developers say, “Time was we could get a publisher to do the beta for us… but like the United States in 2112, those days are long gone, a windswept, radioactive memory. Like the Desert Rangers risin’ from the ashes of the old world, we’re building a new community, a new reality for the world as it is: from the Kickstarter community to the Steam community, this new world only works when people are weighing in with their ideas and impressions.”

Purchasers of the Early Access game will not only get the early access to the game, but also the following:

  • A free copy of Wasteland 1 – The Original Classic.
  • Two digital novellas set in The Wasteland world.
  • Mark Morgan’s Wasteland 2 original sound track in digital format.
  • An incredible digital concept art book showcasing many of the world’s characters and environments.

The Linux requirement are as follows:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 – 512 MB of VRAM
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space

Which is kind of acceptable as any gamer could manage those hardware easily. Overall, the game is shaping up to be really good and hopefully will be a sequel to remember!

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