Deep Silver is partnering with developer inXile on a distribution deal for the $3 million Kickstarter-funded Wasteland 2. Deep Silver (Saints Row 4, Metro: Last Light) will handle the game's retail release and physical goods fulfillment for Kickstarter backers, while inXile finishes the game. Deep Silver will also assist on QA testing and international localization.
"The uber-successful crowdfunding of Wasteland 2 through Brian Fargo and his team has shown how much interest for an RPG with traditional values still exists on consumers' side aside from what large publishers think the market needs," said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, parent company of Deep Silver.
"This has the added bonus of allowing us to spend more of the Kickstarter funds on development while continue to retain all ownership and control," said inXile CEO Brian Fargo. "I've known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organization to deal with."
Wasteland 2 is scheduled to explore the post-nuclear landscapes of America later this year.