Deep Silver to distribute InXile's Wasteland 2
Dead Island and Saints Row 4 publisher Deep Silver will handle distribution for inXile Entertainment's crowdfunded RPG Wasteland 2.
The distribution deal, announced today, "allows inXile to focus on all creative aspects of developing the game, while Deep Silver handles the retail release of the game and the physical good fulfillment for the Kickstarter backers." Deep Silver will also assist inXile in "QA testing of the localized international versions of the game."
“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”, said 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.”
InXile first began to raise funds for the sequel to the popular 1988 RPG, Wasteland, on Kickstarter back in March 2012. 30 days later, the company had over $3 million pledged. Now, development of the top-down tactical RPG is fully underway and the game is expected to release in October 2013.