Wasteland 2 is an Old-School RPG, Says Creator
"People want an old-school RPG and, damnit, that’s what we’re going to give," says Brian Fargo.
Brian Fargo is the man behind the latest Kickstarter initiative, Wasteland 2. The game is set as a sequel to the 1988 RPG, precursor to the Fallout series of games.
Speaking to RipTen, Fargo says that he's not too worried about drawing newcomers of the genre to the game, as he prefers not to dumb down what the game plans to offer. He'll do all this without hurting its accessibility.
“The thing about this project being fan-funded is that I’m not worried about this new group of people and how they might get it," he said.
“This is being made for people that grew up playing Wasteland, Fallout and Fallout 2. These new people, who have never played these games, I think they’re going to check it out and have a great time. I’m simply not going to worry about how I get these console guys to come over and like it, because there is no reason to.
“We all know the experience that we grew up with. We all loved it and we’ve all been wanting one, so that’s what I’m going to bring. It’s not a putdown on the console product, it’s just that I’m not going to worry about how to get them. These people want an old-school RPG and, damnit, that’s what we’re going to give.”
Wasteland 2 has since attracted more than $1.6 million in Kickstarter funding, with a few more weeks to go before the development budget is set in stone. The game is slated for development on the PC and Mac OSX.