Game developer inXile says Wasteland 3 will support co-op gameplay.
Wasteland 3 was officially announced today. This is not very surprising as Wasteland 2 was received pretty well. It received a Metascore of 81 from Critics on metacritic.com and an 83 from pcgamer.com. That is not to say the game did not have it’s problems.
The user scores from Meteoritic were a little more mixed. One user said this about Wasteland 2:
“I was literally forcing myself to keep playing this game. It just doesn’t feel right.”
But fear not gamers! It looks like they are making some big changes in Wasteland 3 including a co-op mode.
The game will be set in “the savage lands of frozen Colorado.” You will start off as the only survivor of Team November which was a team of Rangers sent to Colorado. The reasons you were sent to Colorado are unclear as of yet but I feel it is safe to assume it is an exploratory mission of sorts as the press release states that nobody in Colorado has heard of the Desert Rangers. This is exciting because it will allow you to build a reputation as you wish. There will be hard choices and many factions to choose from so pick wisely.
New Features for Wasteland 3
One of the most exciting features of the game will be the new co-op option. Each player will control their own squad of Rangers. This means that you will be able to split up or join up as you see fit. The press release did come with a warning:
“Once a game is started, you can play Wasteland 3 while your friend is offline, and do a lot of missions without them. Be aware, however, that the actions you take while your friend is off-line are not without consequence!”
They also stated that while you can work together to take on challenges, you can also find ways to destroy what your friends have worked to accomplish.
Another cool feature being introduced is vehicles. Now this alone would not be a huge deal. Lots of games have vehicles you can find and drive around. But in Wasteland 3 you will be able to upgrade your vehicles and store equipment or goods essential for survival. You may also bring them into combat either as cover or by placing a turret and going to town on your enemies.
Only time will tell whether or not Wasteland 3 will be better than it’s predecessors. Either way, they are making some big changes and I can’t wait to dive in and see for myself. You can contribute to the crowdfunding campaign here on October 4th.
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