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Near-Future: Wasteland 2 Possibly Delayed A Mite

Possible delay to send out feelies

August is here! This means Wasteland 2 is almost here too, as inXile said in May that's when they'd release their crowdfunded RPG. 31 days of possibility! Or 27 now, seeing it's already the 4th of August. But wait, hang on, now inXile have stretched that window back out to possibly 34 days, or even 41. It may be slightly delayed while they put things in boxes, I'm saying. Given that it's two-and-a-half years since the Kickstarter launched and 26 years since the original game came out, another fortnight isn't much.

Project lead Chris Keenan explained in a Kickstarter update on Friday:

"It's pretty likely that we will slip into the first or second week in September due to fulfillment of the physical goods and discs. We will give an exact date as soon as we know it."

It's fair enough that they don't want anyone--especially people who paid extra to get stuff wot they can touch--to feel left out. Boxes and discs are modern-day feelies. Handily, this'll also give inXile a little more time to fix and improve things before stamping it "DONE" (then inevitably starting work on post-release patches). Statistically, this delay means it's likely that at least one backer will die before they get to play, but this hypothetical person has a bigger problem.

If you absolutely positively cannot wait an extra week or two, the version on Steam Early Access is open to everyone who backed the Kickstarter with enough cash to get a copy of the finished game. It is nearly finished, after all. Hold your own fake launch party on August 31 if you must.

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