inXile and Interplay Founder Plans to Retire After Wasteland 3 Ships in 2019
inXile's CEO says that Wasteland 3 will be his last game when it releases in 2019. He believes it will strongly end his career in the gaming industry.
Brian Fargo founded Interplay in 1983, a company responsible for developing games such as Fallout and Fallout 2, and publishing Baldur’s Gate. Fargo later went on to start inXile Entertainment, which has most recently released Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2. Currently, Wasteland 3 is in development, and once it’s done, Fargo says he’ll probably leave the industry for good.
In speaking with Eurogamer, Fargo expressed how he feels like leaving now will end his career on a high note.
“Wasteland 2 and Torment both came out great. The Mage’s Tale‘s got a great buzz. The Bard’s Tale 4 looks spectacular. Wasteland 3 is building on Wasteland 2. It seems like a good time to drop the mic.”
Fargo went on to say that Wasteland 3 is expected to release sometime in 2019, so “it’s not tomorrow.” Still, he says he’s been grooming inXile to live on in his absence for some time.
“I have some wonderfully competent people who are making it happen here. I’m good at finding these people and putting the talent together. I’ve been training these people for years to make me obsolete. That’s what you have to do as a leader of a company.”