inXile Entertainment announced that crowd-funding backers of its upcoming game Wasteland 2, can grab a code right now and try the game out before everyone else. InXile announced that backers can log-in to their Ranger Center accounts and grab a Steam key now. The game is currently only available for Windows at the moment, but will be made available on Mac and Linux at some point after some more vigorous testing of those builds occurs.
Everyone else will have to wait until paid Steam Early Access opens, "which we will do after our backers have had a crack at it," explained Brian Fargo.
The Wasteland 2 beta is not perfect and maybe missing a number of features, notes inXile.
"Creating a deep RPG is a unique challenge," Fargo wrote, "in that so many elements need to be working well together, with 95 per cent of the game's underpinnings complete before beta can begin, which is what we've all been working so hard on this last month."
"Now, however, is the stage of development where the magic happens. With most of the mechanical issues behind us, now we can really start digging deep into the game and finding ways of taking it from good to great. No amount of prepping and planning can replace old-fashioned hands-on playing, testing and iteration time, which is why we are so grateful to have you, our backers, help us hone this process like never before.
"We've all been pouring our heart and soul into Wasteland 2," he concluded, "and I hope it shows. I'll never forget the elation from those first two days of our Kickstarter campaign and how happy I was to get this chance. Now, after the long journey, I am filled with excitement and nervousness."
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