Wasteland 3 Gamescom trailer introduces the Patriarch of Colorado, who doesn't seem very nice

Things have been pretty quiet on the Wasteland 3 front recently, but a new trailer that popped up during the Inside Xbox stream at Gamescom introduces a new character who's going to do the Rangers a favor—for a price.

It sounds like things aren't going too well for the Ranger team in Colorado. They've struck a deal with the Patriarch of Colorado, but there's a distinctly ominous tone to it, particularly when he points out that his end of the bargain is simply to "ensure the continued existence of your organization." Sounds like a bit of an implied threat to me.

The trailer also showcases combat, which looks considerably improved (although I quite liked Wasteland 2 combat, thank you very much) and will apparently enable individual body parts to be targeted for specific effects.

Wasteland 3 is set to come out in spring 2020.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.