The Microsoft-owned studio also has a VR shooter coming this year.
Inxile Entertaɪɴᴍᴇnt ɪs havɪɴg a ʙᴜsʏ 2020: ɪɴ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛiᴏɴ ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ reᴄᴇɴᴛ releᴀse ᴏꜰ Wᴀstelᴀɴd 3, ᴛᴇᴀᴍ-bᴀsed VR shooter Frostpoɪɴt: Provɪɴg Gʀᴏᴜɴᴅs ɪs ᴀʟsᴏ due ᴛᴏ sʜɪᴘ tʜɪs yᴇᴀʀ. Thᴀᴛ's a ʙɪᴛ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀent ꜰʀᴏᴍ tʜᴇ studio's ᴜsual RPG ᴏꜰferɪɴgs, ʙᴜᴛ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɴᴏ fᴇᴀʀ wʜᴇn ɪᴛ ᴄᴏᴍᴇs ᴛᴏ ɴᴇᴡ Inxile RPGs—tʜᴇ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ hᴀs ᴛᴡᴏ ɪɴ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘᴍᴇnt.
That's according to the studio's CEO Brian Fargo, who tweeted the news today. In response to a fan hoping for more games in the Wasteland 3 mould, Fargo wrote: "We are working on wonderful new RPGs, it's too bad they take so long to make."
He later followed up: "I should probably clarify that our second RPG is in the infancy of pre-production." That's a polite way of saying it's probably a very long way off.
There's reason to be excited: upon Microsoft's acquisition of the studio in 2017, Fargo cancelled his retirement and promised that the deal would grant Inxile "more resources and potentially more time" to work on games. Wasteland 3 was an undeniable step-up from its predecessor, so it'll be interesting to see if a possible fourth instalment could shake things up even further.