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Wasteland 3 and Minecraft Dungeons Delayed Due to COVID-19

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Wasteland 3 has been delayed past its original May launch date due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting inXile's workflow. 

The role-playing game was originally due to hit Xbox Game Pass and other platforms in just a few weeks but in a statement today, studio head at inXile Entertainment Brian Fargo gave fans the news that despite a successful beta, the game isn't quite ready yet following the move to a "work from home environment" and its new challenges that it brought with it. The new launch date is August 28. The game will still launch on all its intended platforms as it continues to be co-published by Deep Silver and Microsoft.

The additional time spent on the game, Fargo says, will be used to optimize based on beta feedback and "making sure we have an awesome co-op experience." You can see the complete statement in the company's tweet.

Like Wasteland 3, Minecraft Dungeons has also been delayed by several weeks. Once slotted in for April, its new release date is May 26, with developer Mojang citing similar reasons for a delay. It too will still launch directly into Xbox Game Pass as both titles fall under the Xbox Game Studios banner.

These are not expected to be the only delays and it's likely even games nearing launch aren't to be the only ones pushed back. We'll have to wait until official word, but an educated guess would tell us anything due out after early April is likely getting moved back at least a few weeks.

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Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. Formerly the Features and Reviews Editor of TrueAchievements, he's been writing online since 2011 and continues to do so as a freelancer today for outlets like GamesRadar, EGM, and even OpenCritic news. Outside of games, he is an avid biker, a loud animal advocate, an HBO binge-watcher, and a lucky family man.