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Wasteland 2 to Include Original

The release of Wasteland 2 will also include the original Wasteland, reports The Verge, quoting Brian Fargo saying that the inclusion of the original version of the post-apocalyptic RPG was the number one request they received during the fundraising campaign for the sequel, and that EA has been cooperative in making this happen. "It is great to be able to make Wasteland available for those feeling nostalgic or who want to experience it for the first time," says Fargo. "It certainly will not be a pre-requisite to understand Wasteland 2, but it adds some extra flavor if you did play the prequel." Thanks VG247.

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23. Re: Wasteland 2 to Include Original Jul 10, 2012, 16:54 Dev
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 16:34:
On another note: Why don't companies like EA, Activision, etc. all host their old games that no one in their right mind would pay money for as free downloads? It wouldn't cost them anything, it would be good PR and it would save people from having to trudge to various sites looking for old gems. Seems like there would only be winners in that scenario.
It would also take a fair amount of work to setup and a non trivial amount of money to maintain, and would increase support requests (regardless of how much they might say that its all unsupported). And some of those older titles its very nebulous as to who owns the IP.

If I was in charge I'd do it, but a company like EA isn't going to do something like that out of the goodness of their hearts (or rather the lack thereof)
 
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