InXile announced that it will work with Obsidian Entertainment to design Wasteland 2, but only if its Kickstarter funding reaches $2,100,000. The Kickstarter's original goal was $900,00. It is currently inching towards $1.7 million. The collaboration makes sense if you consider where many of the company's founders and employees came from: Interplay and Black Isle Studios.
InXile said that Obsidian’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Avellone will be working directly with the design team at InXile and Obsidian will be lending the experience they have in the development of RPG games and tools to InXile. InXile CEO Brian Fargo believes this collaboration will allow him to focus more energy on the game
"Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance," said Obsidian Chief Creative Officer Chris Avellone. "While I've worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual predecessor to the Fallout franchise is a honor."
"I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios," Brian Fargo added. " Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2."
Wasteland still has 17 days remaining until the Kickstarter funding ends. InXile also announced a way for fans who live in a country where backing it on Kickstarter is not allowed can donate. Fans can visit the game's official site and make a pledge via PayPal.
You can learn more about the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter here.