Upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 3 will be playable by specific backers later in August, when its Alpha test finally kicks off, developer inXile announced today.
The Wasteland 3 alpha will be available on August 21 for anyone who backed the game on Fig with a pledge of $75 or higher, or added the Alpha later as an add-on reward.
Wasteland 3 Alpha
"The Alpha is combat-focused, and revolves around the last leg of your journey to deal with one of the Patriarch’s children, lovingly known as the Psychopath. At this point in the game you’re higher level, and are taking the last few steps to deal with him in the mountain town of Aspen—however you choose to do that.", a Fig post reads.
"You’ll get to experience most of the systems related to combat, including the player vehicle. We will have some things purposely blocked off, like the Perk and Skill menus, and multiplayer, which aren’t quite ready to see just yet.", it continues.
Players jumping into the Wasteland 3 Alpha won't need to redeem another key for its Early Access version that will arrive at a later date. Those who decided to invest in the title past simply backing it can expect a 132% return.
Following its acquisition by Microsoft, developer inXile has also reassured fans that "Wasteland 3 is still arriving on all the promised platforms, and everyone will still be getting their backer rewards".
Wasteland 3 will not be exclusive to any particular store and will take 50 hours to complete. The title is scheduled to release at some point next year on PC, Xbox one and PS4.