Brian Fargo's inXile has signed a new partnership with Koch Media owned Deep Silver to distribute their upcoming cRPG Wasteland 2.

Although the announcement may come as a 'meh' to most people who don't know the parties involved, the main point of contention or worry for fans of the game has been that Wasteland 2 is a crowd funded game via Kickstarter and the inclusion of a publisher potentially somewhat goes against the ethos of what was detailed in Brian Fargo's original pitch video for the game.

However inXile were happy to clear up that its merely a 'distribution deal' with Deep Silver not taking any involvement in the creative process. Brian Fargo also released the following statement on the matter:

“This is a perfect opportunity for inXile: it allows us to continue to focus all of our energy and money into the creative aspects of the game while letting Deep Silver take our game outside of the pure digital space. This has the added bonus of allowing us to spend more of the Kickstarter funds on development while continue to retain all ownership and control.

"I’ve known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organization to deal with.”

According to inXile, Deep Silver will also take part in QA testing duties for Wasteland 2 with this released statement from Koch Media CEO, Klemens Kundratitz:

“The uber-successful crowdfunding of Wasteland 2 through Brian Fargo and his team has shown how much interest for an RPG with traditional values still exists on consumers’ side aside from what large publishers think the market needs. Deep Silver is very happy to support inXile Entertainment in bringing Wasteland 2 to the retail market”.

If anything I find it highly ironic that it took this momentous effort from Brian Fargo and the fans that crowd funded this game to get the heads of publishers to finally turn and see viable interest in pushing out a old-school styled product such as Wasteland 2.