The wait is over. Wasteland 2 now has a release date. Some may have only been waiting for a short time, as the game was delayed past its original October 2013 release date. Others, however, have been waiting over twenty years. The original Wasteland was launched in 1988, which is rather incredible. That flagship post-apocalyptic title, which birthed the Fallouts of our modern age, will see its sequel launch on September 19.
Here's the official confirmation for the release date, coming from Wasteland 2's director Brian Fargo:
Official Wasteland 2 release date... September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over.— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) August 19, 2014
It seems like just yesterday that Wasteland 2 was on Kickstarter, earning nearly $2.9 million in fundraising over the course of 30 days. It was one of the initial success stories on Kickstarter that launched the crowdfunding site into the controversial behemoth it is today. Though few projects of such magnitude go through Kickstarter in recent memory.
Those who couldn't wait to play Wasteland 2 could have bought the Early Access of the game quite some time ago. What's said to be a beta version of almost half of the game is available via digital storefronts. It will remain so limited until the full game is launched in September. Still, it's odd to think that half of the game has been played for over half of a year now. It kind of tarnishes the full release.
Nevertheless, it's difficult not to be excited for Wasteland 2 hitting PCs across the world on September 19. The strategy RPG looks outstanding and will certainly do its predecessor proud.