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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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31. Re: Wasteland 2 to Include Original Jul 10, 2012, 22:55 Jerykk
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 17:10:
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.

Because once they make it free officially, then it's free no matter what later. As someone pointed out, if this sequel goes big they might decide to repackage the original up in DOSBox and sell it for a few dollars. And the same goes with all IP, once free you can't put it back in the box and many companies like to resell old IP when they reboot it for a few extra bucks. Sure, they could try to package it as a collection but people will still give away their legally free copies.

It's just cheaper and easier to turn a blind eye to the old IP and only have it taken down when money is involved. Also, sites like GoG.com kill any companies ideas of releasing old games for free since they can all see old/dead IP can be still sold for quite some money on sites like GoG. Some games like Ultima 4 are free on GoG since they already had made it free so (I know it's in a bundle so your really paying for Ultima 5 and 6), and now I don't think any company wants to risk giving up a potential cash cow

Wait, EA still owns the Wasteland IP? And they're letting Wasteland 2 get made?
 
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