Wasteland 3 has reached its crowdfunding goal, raising over $2.75 million in just over three days.
"You are all amazing and we can't thank you enough," reads a message from InXile Entertainment boss Brian Fargo. "Without you, we would simply not be able to maintain our independence and keep fully true to our visions for great RPGs that you love. We also cannot fail to mention those who have chosen to invest in the financial performance of the game -- their contributions have also been invaluable. Your trust and support [mean] the world to us. So kick back, put your red boots up and have some squeezins to celebrate."
The crowdfunding campaign earlier this week, shortly after the game was first revealed. It didn't necessarily come as a surprise considering the success of Wasteland 2's crowdfunding -- it raised $2.9 million on Kickstarter after asking for only $900,000 -- but it's still notable that the game is on the way after fans had to wait 26 years for a sequel to the original Wasteland. A total of 13,522 people have pledged $2,755,905 to Wasteland 3 as of this writing.
With the goal met, InXile has revealed the first three stretch goals extending to $3.1 million. Considering how quickly the $2.75 million was raised and the fact there are 26 days still to go, it's easy to see these coming to fruition. Here's how InXile describes them:
- $2.85M: 37 Pieces of Flair -- We unlock further Ranger customization, which could include multiple body types, more heads, and more hairstyles. Plus we'll show items that your Ranger has equipped (gear like shovels, binoculars, etc.) on their models.
- $3M: Car Companion (Codename: Morningstar) -- We add a talking car companion! Morningstar is an AI built to serve President Reagan, but he'll help you both in your travels and during combat, plus he'll give you well-timed advice on how to wipe out all the dirty commies out there.
- $3.1M: Customizable Ranger Squad Insignia -- At the start of the game, you get to customize a Ranger Squad insignia for your team, which will show up on your Ranger Base as well as elsewhere in the game (on flags, for example).
InXile is also now allowing fans to back the project through PayPal, which you can do on the game's CrowdOx page. The rewards offered there as the same as those on Fig, although Fig presents the public with the opportunity to invest in the project in return for equity.
Wasteland 3 introduces co-op support, vehicles and more, which you can read about in our initial coverage. InXile has already released the first gameplay video for the game, which isn't due out until 2019 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. You can watch it above.