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Just wondering if InXile owns the rights to the series now or if EA is just loaning it out. I know that they still own Bard's Tale and InXile had to carefully not reference that game, although Electronic Arts later let them use the original trilogy of games as bonuses in later releases of the game. They let them re release the original so I am wondering if they own it? I figured EA would of done a Elder Scrolls/Fallout knockoff instead and not let it be done this way.
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We (inXile) own the name Wasteland (and Bard's Tale). EA owns the intellectual property rights (so the names of locations, characters, factions), but they let us use them for Wasteland 2.
Thats cool of EA actually to let you guys use it for that game and lets you sale the originals also......usually they are hated but they do good things at times.
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BrotherNone: We (inXile) own the name Wasteland (and Bard's Tale). EA owns the intellectual property rights (so the names of locations, characters, factions), but they let us use them for Wasteland 2.
They let you or you had to pay?
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BrotherNone: We (inXile) own the name Wasteland (and Bard's Tale). EA owns the intellectual property rights (so the names of locations, characters, factions), but they let us use them for Wasteland 2.
That's rather confusing. But hopefully there's enough money coming from WL2 that we can get expansions and or a sequel.
Damage control. If EA hadn't allowed them to use the IP, you would see a kickstarter with Brian Fargo saying he wants to make "Apocalypseland *winkwink*" and everyone would know the bean counters at EA are just sitting on it with no intention of using it creatively.

Also, I happen to believe there are real people trapped in the EA mazes that try and do good work when the overlords are not watching. Hang in there, friends, the world is a better place for the wealth you share!
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BrotherNone: We (inXile) own the name Wasteland (and Bard's Tale). EA owns the intellectual property rights (so the names of locations, characters, factions), but they let us use them for Wasteland 2.
As long as they're not getting any money from WL2, cool.
Damn. I didn't realize Wasteland 2 is related to EA.

I've had EA in boycott for some time now and it saddens me that my money might have fallen in their pockets. But I guess, for a game like this it was a worthy sacrifice.
Post edited September 22, 2014 by JKN91
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JKN91: I've had EA in boycott for some time now and it saddens me that my money might have fallen in their pockets. But I guess, for a game like this it was a worthy sacrifice.
I don’t think they got any cent from WL2 sales. Crowd-funding has been done to bypass the need for a publisher, so I guess every single $ is going to InXile pockets (and that’s a good thing in my opinion).
Oh right, like Mighty Number 9 except EA are not being dicks about it.
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vv221: I don’t think they got any cent from WL2 sales. Crowd-funding has been done to bypass the need for a publisher, so I guess every single $ is going to InXile pockets (and that’s a good thing in my opinion).
We don't have any "backroom deals" with EA.
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vv221: I don’t think they got any cent from WL2 sales. Crowd-funding has been done to bypass the need for a publisher, so I guess every single $ is going to InXile pockets (and that’s a good thing in my opinion).
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sear: We don't have any "backroom deals" with EA.
Nice to read the confirmation ;)
Its good its with InXile; other wise it would probably Origin drm shop only. Or Steam drm with Origin drm on top of it. New games from the big companys are no fun anymore with all the layers of drm and whatnot.

But that said; as much as I like the occasional EA bashing; I like to express my gratitude to whomever is responsible for EAs old licences/archive/etc. Looking at how several old games have been released on gog combined with later free of charge added addons for some of the oldies does speak for a person/team of good character & a good grasp of common sense about these games & the brand of gamers attached to those.

... common sense... it has become so rare these days :(
Post edited September 29, 2014 by anothername
I'm surprised EA allowed you to use Wasteland IP so easily, sear. They must have thought it was utterly unprofitable. We'll see how they behave if you decide to make Wasteland 3. Speaking of additional content, does the current deal allow you to make any expansion packs?


PS. You and Brother None are all over the place, except on GameBanshee, your old stomping grounds. :)