The beta version of Wasteland 2 is now available on Linux via Steam's Early Access program, developer InXile Entertainment announced. The sequel to the 1988 Interplay-created RPG first launched in alpha form in December. The project found success on Kickstarter in April 2012, raising $2.9 million to fund the turn-based, isometric strategy game.

InXile also recently added "roughly 400" changes to Wasteland 2's beta, including another large portion of Arizona in the game. The update notes mention reduced loading times, a redesigned vendor screen and added tutorials among all the bug fixes and balance corrections in the patch. The Early Access price for the game is $60, though it includes a copy of the first game, two digital novellas from the Wasteland universe, and a digital art book and sound track.
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Wasteland 2 Early Access Now on Linux
Major Update Released

Newport Beach, CA – April 18 2014 – Today inXile is proud to add Linux support to Wasteland 2 Early Access, making it available on all three platforms promised in the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter: Windows, OSX and Linux.

Along with Linux support, the beta version of Wasteland 2 has seen a major update, adding another major area in Arizona, the new vendor screen, and numerous tweaks, fixes and optimization passes. The full patch notes list roughly 400 such changes: http://wastelandrpg.tumblr.com/post/83039841274/wasteland-2-early-beta-update-39080-notes

With these major systems implemented, Wasteland 2 is in the final stages of development. The Steam Early Access Release now includes over 40% of the game.

About inXile Entertainment:
Founded by long-time industry veteran @BrianFargo in 2002, inXile Entertainment develops interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. The most current projects under development are Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, both financed by its fans via @Kickstarter. For more information about inXile Entertainment visit: www.inxile-entertainment.com.

Wasteland is a registered trademark of inXile Entertainment.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.