It's common for people and animals to huddle together when they're getting a little chilly. Sometimes it saves lives up on Everest, while other times it's just while watching crumby Saturday night television in the winter when you're pinching pennies so hard you refuse to use the fireplace. Either way, you can feel that close bond by playing the newly announced Wasteland 3 in co-op.
The post-apocalyptic world has stretched to Colorado with its once warm, desert climate being reduced to a harsh frozen... wasteland, with a cinematic camera style similar to XCOM being implemented this time around.
Following a troupe of Rangers across the icy plains, the multiplayer aspect of the title of more indirect than you'd think - while still feeling like a constant presence. While you won't exactly be running around with your friend, you'll find the actions they take on their own adventures are taking part in real-time through the world you see.
Player actions on either side will have ripple effects on the experience of their friend with Brian Fargo explaining to Polygon "Let’s say that you’re sleeping and I go on a mission where there’s a sickness among some cattle. I decide the resolve it by killing them all. You wake up and you’re notified that mission is complete.
"But when you get back to the game there’s a radio call. The town? They’re kind of pissed about that. They want money for those cattle. You can convince your friend to pay up, or you could pay it yourself. You could even refuse to pay entirely and live with the consequences."
Dropping Kickstarter over a more 'investor friendly' Fig campaign, inXile will begin raising funds for the game on October 5th. They're looking for around $2.75 million in total investments. There's no simple $10 'Give me early access' tier going on here.