Wasteland 3 release date set for May 2020, new gameplay trailer revealed at X019

Wasteland 3 gameplay
Wasteland 3 gameplay (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Wasteland 3 is an upcoming turn-based RPG from inXile Entertainment.
  • At X019, Brian Fargo, Studio Head of inXile, revealed the release date of the game, which is set for May 19, 2020.
  • There's also a new gameplay trailer.
  • Wasteland 3 will be available through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

At X019, Brian Fargo, Studio Head of inXile Entertainment, came on Inside Xbox to talk about Wasteland 3. He talked about how inXile being acquired by Microsoft has allowed the studio to delay and improve the game, with Xbox Game Studios taking over as the publisher. Brian also confirmed the release date for Wasteland 3, which is now set for May 19, 2020. Preorders are open now and there's some new gameplay footage, which you can check out below.

Wasteland 3 is taking players into the cold, snowy wastes of Colorado. Like all other Xbox Game Studios titles, Wasteland 3 will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch for players on Xbox One and PC. Despite Xbox Game Studios taking over as publisher, the game is still coming to all originally promised platforms, so players on PlayStation 4, MacOS and Linux will still be able to grab this game when it arrives.

You can check out more gameplay footage of Wasteland 3 right here.

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  • This game looks fantastic. I love how Inexile said MS acquisition literally turned the game AAA. They were able to use state of the art voice castings. Visuals had a massive upgrade. And they have used better animation capture and cutscene tech. RPG heaven
  • IMHO, without Microsoft it would never have been made. They raised $3.1mm+ on the Fig crowd funding site plus additional money and that was in 2016. It was originally supposed to deliver in late 2017/2018 because they had so much of the game already done and that date passed. Then they made the date 2019, and that was not happening. If MS did not purchase them they probably would not have made the game at all. IMHO, I can't wait to see the day 1 patch. This has been a mess. On the plus side, and least for me and many others in the comments on Fig, it has taught me a lesson to not crowd fund anything.