The Xbox Game Studios member inXile Entertainment has delayed its latest RPG project across all platforms. Wasteland 3 was announced to land in May this year, but now the Deep Silver-published game will be arriving on August 28.
Like most other companies, inXile developers had begun working from home weeks ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this had introduced some new logistical challenges which had ultimately caused the delay. Regarding the move, the studio head Brian Fargo said in an announcement published on Twitter:
We’re in a great position with both Microsoft and Deep Silver supporting our desire to ensure the game launches in the best possible circumstances, and to add a few extra months to ensure this is a stellar product on day one.
The studio will be putting the months of extra time to work "on beta feedback and suggestions," as well as optimizing the game further, and bettering the co-op experience. "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," the studio added.
Wasteland 3 is coming to Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 28. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also get to jump in on day one. Today's announcement arrived alongside a delay confirmation for another Microsoft-owned studio, Mojang, with Minecraft Dungeons being pushed back.