Last September, inXile Entertainment announced they would soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign for Wasteland 3, a new entry in the highly lauded isometric post-apocalyptic RPG series that will include new features like multiplayer. Said crowdfunding campaign went live last week, and within a matter of days it has already met both its original funding goal and its first stretch goal.
The original crowdfunding goal which inXile set, $2,750,000, was reached on October 8th, a mere three days after the campaign first went up on October 5th. Not only that, but as of the time of this writing, the campaign has also surpassed the $2,850,000 mark (it is currently sitting at $2,855,612).
This means the first of three stretch goals, the “37 Pieces of Flair” customization expansion, has been met. If the campaign reaches the $3,000,000 and $3,100,000 marks, the remaining two stretch goals will be unlocked as well. Here’s inXile’s official description of the three stretch goals:
- $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. See more on him below!
- $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).
There’s still a little over 24 days left in the Wasteland 3 crowdfunding campaign which means inXile may have to come up with a few more stretch goals before the campaign is finished. The $25 Early Bird crowdfunding pledge tier is completely sold out, but you can still secure a digital copy of the game by pledging at least $33. Wasteland 3 is expected to be ready for release sometime in late 2019.