Wasteland Remastered is coming to PC across several stores simultaneously as well as to Xbox One in February 2020. This is the perfect opportunity for those who didn't play the original but wished to relive the lore that is frequently mentioned in Wasteland 2.
Both Brian Fargo and Wasteland official Twitter account confirmed that Wasteland Remastered will release on PC and Xbox One on 25 February 2020. The PC version will be available on Windows Store, Steam and GOG. The inclusion of the last storefront also confirms it will be DRM-free.
Owners of the original Wasteland will not get the upgrade for no charge though as the developers explained that the game will bring along new animations, sounds and pretty much everything else so it will be sold as a separate product. Meanwhile, Xbox One users will not be able to purchase a physical edition.
Those who are not willing to pay the price of the game will be able to play it via Xbox Game Pass. Currently, there are no plans to make a Switch version but inXile are not writing off the possibility of making it at some point in the future.
You can check out two screenshots that are compared to the original from the '80s, even though these aren't exactly new. The images were released by inXile Entertainment during XO19 back in November of the last year.
As you can see, the game is not exactly like Wasteland 2. The team focused on staying true to the original as much as possible while overhauling the visuals and audio to make it more compatible with modern times.
In case you liked the lore of Wasteland while playing the sequel but didn't like the '80s graphics of the original, this may be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl and relive the origins of Highpool's partial hate of the Rangers, encounter the infamous Red Scorpion Militia leader in his youth and see what lurked in the Citadel before Rangers made base there.