Avellone won’t be rewriting Wasteland 2, InXile is in complete control
Chris Avellone has revealed in an interview with Gamebanshee that he won’t be rewriting the script written by Brian Fargo and InXile’s Jason Anderson for Wasteland 2.
He mentioned that InXile is in complete control of the project, and his inputs won’t affect the narrative. The goal of the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter is $2.1 million and there is still $300k to go with 15 days left.
“I have a lot of respect for Jason’s story skills based on Fallout 1 and the story layouts for Fallout 2. I suspect I’d be doing area and narrative design, and fleshing out a piece of the wasteland, but we’ll have to see what the needs of the project are,’ he said.
‘Brian [Fargo] and inXile are running the show. While I’m sure they’ll listen and take feedback into account, nothing can kill a project’s momentum than too many cooks with equal say – the only thing you’re cooking up at that point is a recipe for disaster.”
Brian Fargo has mentioned that Avellone’s job will be mostly supporting him, and bringing his experience from working on various RPGs.
“If it’s anything like Obsidian’s narrative structure process, stories and areas get divided for individual designers to flesh out – it’s easy to say ‘Quartz is taken over by a gang that’s holding the mayor hostage,’ or ‘New Reno is home to 4 mob bosses’ but going from there is a long, fun design journey,” Fargo said.
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