Wasteland 2 announced for Xbox One

Yesterday we got the Mad Max game's release date, everyone's been praying to Daedric gods in the hope Bethesda will bring a new Fallout to E3 this year, and now Wasteland 2 is on its way to Xbox One. Something about nightmare visions of our species' demise really gets us tingling, eh?

Announced as part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox blowout at GDC, inXile's sickeningly successful Kickstarter project - directed by Fallout's creator, Brian Fargo, no less - the trailer not only shows off the game in all its top-down, spine-chilling glory, but also tells us how many donuts were eaten during development, for no reason at all:

The game's a classic CRPG, a direct descendent of the 25 year-old original and the first two Fallout games, with as much focus on the black humour of its conversation system as it is an isometric stat-shooter.

For those simply too damn busy to watch a two-minute video, the Xbox One edition will be an enhanced version of last year's PC release, with new perks and combat systems, a lighting and art overhaul, updated character models and improved voice overs.

We don't have a release date as yet, other than a nebulous "soon". I love "soon" - when all the leaves are brown or green or dead, the lambs are either being born or slaughtered and it's either Christmas, Easter, or my birthday. See you "soon", Wasteland 2!

Joe Skrebels
Joe first fell in love with games when a copy of The Lion King on SNES became his stepfather in 1994. When the cartridge left his mother in 2001, he turned to his priest - a limited edition crystal Xbox - for guidance. And now he's here.