InXile Entertainment and Deep Silver announced a North American distribution deal for inXile’s upcoming role-playing game (RPG) Wasteland 2 last week, and have since confirmed to Electronic Theatre that a European retail launch is also underway behind the scenes. Deep Silver is already a long-standing partner for inXile, and as such is an ideal publisher to handle the retail launch of Wasteland 2.
inXile is currently working on Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, both funded via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The publishing deal allows inXile Entertainment to focus on all creative aspects of developing the Wasteland 2, while Deep Silver handles the retail release of the videogame and the physical good fulfilment for the Kickstarter backers.
“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,” says Brian Fargo, CEO inXile Entertainment. “I’ve known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organisation to deal with.”
Deep Silver will also assist inXile in the QA testing of the localised international versions of Wasteland 2, including the PAL edition of the videogame. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latets details on Wasteland 2 and other forthcoming releases from Deep Silver and inXile.