inXile Entertainment's Director's Cut update to Wasteland 2 is finally here with Brian Fargo giving it away as a free update to PC owners of the original version. It's chock full of new dialogue, UI improvements and gameplay overhauls.
The new edition will simply appear in the Steam Library of anyone who already owns Wasteland 2 ready to be installed. It doesn't replace the original version that was either bought or given to backers. With the Director's Cut now launched it "marks the end to another leg of our game development journey through the world of Wasteland, and we are honored to have shared it with you."
inXile have posted a special Director's Cut FAQ addressing what changes have been made. Given the huge breadth of tweaks to the original Wasteland 2 we can't carry over our old saved games.
- Graphical overhaul and update to the Unity 5 game engine.
- Expanded voice-over with thousands of newly-voiced lines for key characters and scenes.
- Precision Strikes system allows you to target individual body parts on enemies in combat, which lets you inflict negative status effects on them.
- Perks system lets you pick bonuses for your characters as they level up.
- Quirks system lets you pick a personality trait for each custom created Ranger during character creation, with a gameplay-modifying positive and negative quality.
- Rebalanced gameplay, including virtually all combat encounters, weapons, loot drops and containers.
- Controller support on PC and console. On PC, you can select from keyboard and mouse input, as well as Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 controller modes.
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 today, October 13th.