Wasteland fans will be pleased to know that Leader inXile will be launching the highly anticipated Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut on Sony’s PlayStation 4 consoles next month on October 13th, 2015.
Brian Fargo CEO of Leader inXile has taken to the PlayStation blog to reveal more of what you can expect in the new PS4 Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut game as well as publishing a teaser trailer that can be seen below.
Within the Wasteland 2 role-playing game players build a squad of Desert Rangers in post-apocalyptic Arizona and California, to explore a huge open world environment where your decisions have impact on the storyline. Fargo explains more about the conversion from a PC game to consoles :
Translating that PC-centric experience to consoles was a challenge with some people not believing we could take such a large and complex game to PS4, but we did it! We have always felt that it’s our mission to bring the best game possible for each platform without compromising. That means we took Wasteland 2 and looked at it as if it we were making a brand new game for consoles right from the start. We combined complex character building, an extremely reactive storyline and game world, and tactical, explosive turn-based combat to give you a deep, post-apocalyptic RPG experience.
One of the biggest challenges was controls and user interface. Obviously we didn’t want to lose any of Wasteland 2’s complexity, so we knew we had to totally rework the game to play well on consoles. Instead of simply trying to port the controls over, we looked at it as if we were starting from the ground up. This also involved studying some other great turn-based games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Instead of a point-and-click interface as we did on PC, we switched to contextual and radial menus that let you quickly select actions and gave you the ability to change between combat targets using the shoulder buttons. The result is that playing Wasteland 2 on a controller is a faster and smoother experience.
For more information on the new Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut jump over to the PlayStation Blog website for details.
Source: PS Blog