Wasteland 2 developers respond to system questions in latest update

InXile Entertainment, the developer behind upcoming apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland 2, addressed several concerns in its latest update about game systems "that seemed to receive the most comments" during a recent gameplay video.

"Our goal with all of our systems is to allow you to customize them, including their keyboard short cuts, to get the exact input system you want," the update reads. "For all systems we have a default setting that we feel provides the best experience, but knowing that everybody has their own preferences we have implemented a robust settings menu."

The update includes information on the game's camera, heads up display and keyword dialog system. Camera settings will have changeable elements: zoom level, tracking and rotation. Players will be able to adjust the camera's zoom to get a wider or smaller shot, as well as view things from different heights. With the tracking system, the camera will automatically follow the game's party; this can be overridden as well. Players can also rotate the camera in any direction.

As for the HUD, this system is composed of five elements. Character portraits, mini-map, action bar, hot key selector and description text window can be customized or hidden to the player's liking.

InXile finally touches on Wasteland 2's keyword dialog system, which is built by interaction with NPCs and the game world. The more a player talks to NPCs, the more keywords they reveal. NPCs will have different reactions to keywords depending on previous player responses, gameplay choices, skills, attributes and more.

Wasteland 2 is expected to release in the fall.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker