The Wasteland 3 developer is also planning to increase studio size by “30 percent or so”.
Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity) and inXile Entertainment (The Bard’s Tale 4, Wasteland 2), the latter has confirmed that it has an unannounced title in the works. Not only that, but it’s one that Microsoft is “quite keen on”. Speaking to Eurogamer, inXile founder Brian Fargo shared his thoughts regarding the acquisition.
Regarding daily operation, very little – if anything – has changed. “It’s almost like if my guys didn’t know we were bought, they wouldn’t even realize. Everything literally remains the same.” Fargo noted that being owned by Microsoft would translate to more funds. As such, the developer doesn’t have to rely on crowdfunding anymore. “In some ways we’ve had one hand tied behind our back, and now, no longer.”
InXile will be looking to increase its studio size by 30 percent in the coming days, though it won’t immediately blow up overnight. “In the short-term we talk about increasing it 30 per cent or so,” Fargo said. “We’re not trying to become multi-hundred-person teams but just filling the holes we’ve been desperately wanting to: having a full-time audio person, having a full-time lighting person, having a cinematics person – these things that could help us improve what we’re doing.”
As for the unannounced title, inXile is currently looking at how to improve the title with the additional resources available. It may be a while before we actually hear about it, but it’s good news for Xbox One and PC players that something is already in development. Perhaps Microsoft and Xbox boss Phil Spencer will reveal more at next year’s E3, especially since the latter promised that there is “a lot to share”.