InXile’s Brian Fargo used his keynote address at this year’s Unite conference to put the value of creative autonomy for Wasteland 2 in the frankest possible terms.
“We’ve been working on Wasteland 2 for about 100 days, with no distractions from any kind of corporate overlord,” he said. “We have hundreds of pages of design done, we have our first music in, we have our basic UI up-and-running, and we’ve taken our first screenshots.
“The bottom line is that, without any interruption, we’re kicking ass.”
Fargo detailed the way the industry has “come full circle” since he began his career 30 years ago, shifting away from the console model that has dominated since the late Nineties and back towards “two and three man teams” empowered by new platforms, new distribution methods, robust tool-sets like Unity, and financing secured through crowd-funding.