Wasteland 3 gets a new trailer showing off its co-op ahead of its August 28 release

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Wasteland 3 Rangers Key Art (Image credit: inXile Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • Wasteland 3 is the long-awaited continuation of the Wasteland franchise, from inXile Entertainment.
  • Now a part of the Xbox Game Studios family, inXile is debuting Wasteland 3 on Xbox Game Pass.
  • The game is getting a new trailer showing off its co-op capabilities ahead of its release on August 28.
  • You can pre-order the game right now for $60 at Microsoft (opens in new tab).

Wasteland 3 makes its entrance in the competitive gaming world on August 28, and is coming to Xbox Game Pass day one for both PC and console, as inXile Entertainment recently became a part of the Xbox Game Studios family. From our very own Jez Corden's early preview, Wasteland 3 "is instantly engrossing, with the same RPG depth of its predecessors, complete with visual upgrades and all the freedoms you'll expect of a modern CRPG."

Ahead of its full release into Xbox Game Pass on August 28, Wasteland 3 is releasing a new trailer that shows off some co-op gameplay, getting players psyched for everything the game offers. Wasteland 3 is looking to be a fantastic evolution of its predecessors, with modernized visuals and mechanical upgrades of a modern title with the classic gameplay players have been clamoring for. And its story is apparently standalone, so knowledge of previous titles isn't necessary to jump in and enjoy Wasteland 3.

Will you be playing Wasteland 3 when it comes out? Did you play either of the first two games? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • It's a good month for Game Pass! About to be done with Battletoads and next I have Wasteland 3 and Tell me why. It makes me wonder, tell me why I need next-gen.when I got some amazing games on the way.
  • Faster loading times, ability to switch multiple games, more (or stable) FPS...
  • That's why I have my PC for. But excited to get a next gen console next year. when there are titles taking full advantage, of those features. In the mean time my 2080ti can run Battletoads!
  • Hopefully better than my mobile 1060 is! Funny, Flight Sim seems to run better on high end graphics than Battletoads. I agree that PC can do that stuff already (maybe not game switching for all games), some us just want that in a dedicated box.
  • I should probably get around to finishing Wasteland 2, maybe I'll work on that this weekend.
  • I should probably get around to STARTING one of the first 2. Oh well.