Wasteland 2 GOTY Edition coming soon
New edition will be a free upgrade for existing owners
inXile Entertainment has announced the Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition, an enhanced and expanded update to the original game slated for late summer this year.
The publisher says that this upcoming edition will be offered as a free upgrade to all previous crowdfunding backers and any purchasers of the original edition of Wasteland 2. This update will be released for all owners on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.
Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition will include a host of improvements. The game will be updated to Unity 5, the latest version of the Unity game engine, and benefits from improved environment textures, character models, and Physically Based Rendering for more impressive lighting. Thousands of lines of new voice-over have also been recorded.
The Game of the Year Edition update also provides major enhancements to gameplay. Players will find new Perks & Quirks, which allow them to customize their squad throughout the game with unique bonuses and trade-offs. The new Precision Strike system lets players target individual body parts on enemies to inflict debilitating effects and gain the edge in combat. Also promised is an overhauled game balance, item drops, and reworked combat encounters throughout the game.
Wasteland 2 is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One in the future.