Developer inXile Entertainment and publisher Deep Silver signed a distribution deal for inXile’s crowd-funded computer role-playing game Wasteland 2. inXile is developing Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, both funded via highly successful Kickstarter campaigns. inXile Entertainment says that this deal allows the studio to focus on the creative aspects of developing the game, while Deep Silver will handle the retail release of the game and the physical good fulfillment for the Kickstarter backers.
"This is a perfect opportunity for inXile: it allows us to continue to focus all of our energy and money into the creative aspects of the game while letting Deep Silver take our game outside of the pure digital space. This has the added bonus of allowing us to spend more of the Kickstarter funds on development while continue to retain all ownership and control," says Brian Fargo, CEO inXile Entertainment. "I’ve known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organization to deal with."
Deep Silver will also provide QA testing of the localized international versions of the game.
You can learn more about the game here. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. inXile did not say if it generated any additional funding for the development of the game through this partnership.