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The latest update on the progress of Wasteland III contained some welcome information about the remastered original too:
This is a good place to pause and mention that we’re working on a remastered version of the original Wasteland—appropriately called Wasteland Remastered—that we’ll be releasing early this year on PC and Xbox One.
They also provided a before and after screenshot to show how the game will change from original to remastered versions:
The original Wasteland released in the 1980s, and gave players a new twist on the CRPG, both in terms of setting and in mechanics. Like the Bard’s Tale series you form a party to explore the world, but there were a number of differences.
The world of Wasteland was more open and it was possible to explore areas out of order – though not necessarily healthy. Speaking of heath, death was permanent, a big change from the fantasy RPGs of the time where death was a mid-combat inconvenience. Many a session on the original saw my party rushing to get a critically injured party member to a doctor before it was too late.
I’m looking forward to the new version and will do a walkthrough just as I did for the remastered Bard’s Tale games.