The Wasteland 2 beta has been out for several months now and less than half of the game is currently available on Steam Early Access, but based on beta testing metrics and feedback, inXile Entertainment estimates that the game will take about 50 hours to complete for a regular playthrough. An update to the beta coming next week will include most of the Arizona portion of the game.
“I felt it was important for us to exceed our Kickstarter backers’ expectations and deliver a truly deep RPG,” says Brian Fargo, CEO. “There is a tremendous amount of gameplay that is either easy to miss or mutually exclusive, so while those 50 hours will suffice for a single play-through, there are plenty of reasons to go back for a second one.”
inXile Entertainment has also unveiled a sneak peek at the second half of the game, wich takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Where Arizona is defines by its arid desert-scape, Los Angeles features the ruins of familiar landmarks overgrown with wild plant life, crawling with weird creatures, and dangerous cults.
If you haven’t already, you can join the beta by purchasing the Digital Deluxe Edition through Early Access on Steam for $59.99. If you want to support the development team by other means you can head over to http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/store where you can pay anywhere from $29.99 to $250.