Over the past few days, the inXile studio celebrated its 20-year history with a documentary, and Matt Booty talked about the next inXile project that blew the minds of the Xbox studio teams. A lot of news in a short time for the California studio, which does not regularly make the news. This continues since Microsoft recently updated a mythical IP of inXile.
Microsoft renews the Wasteland brand
This is actually what was discovered two days ago since Microsoft updated the Wasteland trademark with the US Patent Office. The information on the site is brief, but this simple discovery was enough to revive rumors of a new project from the Wasteland license.
Launched in 1988, Wasteland is one of the first licenses from inXile Entertainment, formerly Interplay Entertainment. The hardcore RPG set in a post-apocalyptic universe has been a resounding success, and the latest edition released in 2020, Wasteland 3, has amassed more than two million players.
If inXile and Microsoft were preparing a new project from the post-apocalyptic license, it is certain that it would not be for now, given the recent release of Wasteland 3. Nevertheless, Microsoft has potentially updated the Wasteland brand for to keep the brand alive and thus protect the products currently on the market. With a 40-year history and an audience that still appreciates the license, this choice would be an obvious one for Microsoft.