Wild West Online shows first in-game footage, offers early bird preorder packages

In other games it might be called a founder’s pack, but in Wild West Online, the team is calling it an Early Bird special. No matter what the lingo, the end result is a pre-order bundle that allows players an avenue to secure alpha and beta access, a discounted Steam key, and some extra cosmetics, such as an exclusive horse skin, a gun skin, and a character outfit.

The Early Bird packs range from $20 to $60 and will only be on sale through July 7th. The two higher-priced bundles also contain in-game bonuses such as housing plots and currency.

The team took pains to mention that this offer is only for early testers who want to get in on the ground floor and don’t mind playing an unfinished product. Fortunately, the studio promised “no fuss” refunds up until the second alpha test for anyone who buys a pack and then changes his or her mind: “This gives you a chance to play the alpha yourself and opt-out if you think the game won’t develop into the game you wanted.”

While you’re mulling over whether or not to pay into Wild West Online at this juncture, take a gander at some early in-game footage after the break. It’s just some scenery flowing by, but hey, it might spark your imagination!

Source: Wild West Online. Thanks Kinya!
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Pedge Jameson

Ill signup if I can reserve the name Cowboy Curtis.

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calibarzero

here’s what i don’t get about sergey titov,

he’s got four of gaming’s greatest catastrophies and an engine that can make them faster than he can design them

if his engine can make semi-complete looking games on the fly and is somewhat easy to use for people, why doesn’t he just sell the license to his engine to indie devs who would love to be able to churn out games quickly?

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Solaris

Refund if I don’t like it? I’m in.

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mcsleaz

As much as I want a Wild West MMO, they are using Sergey Titov’s engine which is notoriously Hackable so they will get no money from me.
This game will be nothing but a few legit players getting slaughtered by the hackers.

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KatsPurr

Regardless of the various issues that pose some questions and risk, I decided to invest in the Collector pack. Ever since playing through Red Dead Redemption, I’ve been fantasizing about a western MMO. So let’s see how this goes.

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KatsPurr

Oh and I really like that they got some lovin’ for us ladies, roleplayers and player housing enthusiasts.

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NeoWolf

I think ill wait for the PVE based Wild West experience, thanks.

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silverlock

They say that their will be some community run RP servers that will have their own rule sets which could include PVE only, but you should probably wait for that to actually happen first.

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Jonny Sage

So this isnt an MMO then?

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Lord Zorvan

World War Z: The Cowboys and Indians Edition! Make that money off the suckers, Sergey ol’ boy!

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Dug From The Earth

All this game has done is made me wish there was a Wild West mmorpg, in the more traditional mmorpg style.

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Uh, yeah that looks like an unfinished game.

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Veldan

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Zander

Holy shit, you are absolutely right.

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jay

So their “in game footage” is all just stock assets. No combat, no actual in game footage, nothing. Add on top of that their paid alpha, and it just smacks of a money grab.

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silverlock

A money grab backed by a money back guarantee?

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Lord Zorvan

A worthless “guarantee”.

“Oops, sorry we’re out of money, so we can’t develop the game and are shutting down! Unfortunately, all the money we had went into the development we did do, so no money left to refund. So sorry!”

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mcsleaz

Sounds about right, lol.

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Utakata

Yeah…could they of done this without the paid alpha? Seems a bit skeezy to me.

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mcsleaz

They bought an engine off Sergey Titov, that alone tells me they can’t be trused.

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Utakata

Err…that doesn’t matter end, even if they managed to get said engine to produce miracles. It’s the act of getting money for an incomplete product from their testers I have issue with. If this where a newly designed automobile, the players would be the crash test dummies that are paying to be smashed up against a wall as the analogy. Something doesn’t seem right about that is all I am saying. :(

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Paragon Lost

I’ll take my early bird special over easy with wheat toast. Hold the hot lead, thanks.

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silverlock

I’ve heard of Xsolla before but I’m not familiar with their rep. Can we expect them to honor the refund policy no matter what happens with the dev?

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Melissa McDonald

I’m willing to lose the $60 to satisfy my curiosity. I recommend keeping that attitude for any early access venture.

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Richie K

The $20 pack doesn’t give alpha access and you have opt for refund before 2nd alpha phase, so unless there’s no nda and there are gameplay videos before the 2nd alpha then that refund offer is useless. Unless you trust them with $40 or more and pray they don’t pack up shop before you can refund.

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Michael18

If it has a vast seamless world with lots of space between hubs (at least in the wilderness areas) this could become a fascinating experience.

If it’s small rectangular zones with load screens in between, then /pass

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miol

They said, it would have the size of a GTAV map, with the possibility of maybe expanding later, but they’re still brooding over how many players per map/server there should be and asking for feedback on that matter!

http://massivelyop.com/2017/05/29/wild-west-online-faq-says-the-game-is-not-historically-correct/
http://massivelyop.com/2017/05/31/wild-west-online-discusses-splitting-the-difference-between-scale-and-player-participation/

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Paragon Lost

Yeah I was annoyed that they used that example of GTAV, since I don’t play GTAV I have no context. They could have used a few more examples or just been more descriptive.

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miol

Ok, I’ve tried my best to put some available map comparisons sources together into one single shot and still keeping it in scale! Behind the Fallout 4 and The Division maps (that was also compared to GTAV) was a GTA IV map, that I used as referrence for the resizing, compared to the same GTA IV map, above the Oblivion one! ;P

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miol

Correction: In the explanation, I meant of course GTA San Andreas, not GTA IV, even though San Andreas was the 4th game! /bow

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Veldan

I like these images but I’m always sceptical about how they were obtained. I mean, the only way to really determine the size of a game world that I can think of would be to take a few characters of average hight and lay them flat on the ground as measurement units. I doubt people have really gone through the effort of doing that.

The numbers are also just off. I mean, do you really believe the Guild Wars Nightfall map is 187.5 times the size of the original WoW map? Or that the Daggerfall map is nearly four thousand times the size of the Oblivion map?

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miol

The different actual instances of Nightfall are only part of the whole presented map! It’s a very unwieldy, bulky map!

And Daggerfall is like Minecraft procedurally generated, where there is much repetition of assets!

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miol

You can see the methodic for the GTAV, Fallout 4 and The Division comparison here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52EK5xRtnJM

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Veldan

Thanks for the link!

They use ingame distance measurement. That’s not an accurate way to compare games to each other, as devs can define one meter of horizontal distance in whatever way they want, meaning that 200 meter can be a different distance in each game. Still, it’s good enough for an estimate.

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Paragon Lost

Thanks for posting that Miol. Some great comparisons! :) So basically it’s going to be a large game world if those maps are the comparisons? Unless I’m confusing myself. lol.

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miol

And it will feel even larger for a GTAV player, because on horse you are never as fast as driving a 1000cc bike on a highway! ;P

You can also see on the left WoW Vanilla map with the continent of the Eastern Kingdoms most visibly!

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

The vision isn’t concrete enough for me at this point. It has that feel of, “This might not ever come out” that other myriad games that haven’t come out has. I’ll wait until I see people gambling at a player-run Saloon before I put any money down or start salivating at the prospect or both.

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Necromonger

Red flags….red flags everywhere….
No preorder untill some real gameplay footage…
And why wasnt there gameplay footage but just a fly over ?

questions….questions…..

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Chris Moss

Their Facebook page states they will have gameplay video before the end of the month, and the sale page goes til July 7th

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Zander

No Fuss Refund Policy

We offer unconditional refunds. As a team, we all agreed that it’s unfair to get caught up in the hype of a new game and end up getting burned. We do not want you to feel like they bought into a game that isn’t what you hoped for.

Slow your roll there cowboy. At $20, $30 and $60 premium packages, I’d say it’s a reasonable pre-order.

You get access to all alphas and betas,
1,250 Treasury Notes
500 Storage space slots
25 Garment Bags
10 Gun Engraving Stencils
1 Small Land Plot Deed
1 Large Land Plot Deed

I would assume this is pretty generous for a game that is already funded.

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Dro Gul

Slow down Yerself there Pardner…
No, actually at 20/40/60 you don’t get all that stuff. Just at 60. Also the 20 gets no access to any Alphas. The 40 and 60 show access to Alpha Events. Nowhere does it say ALL ALPHAS. Who knows how many Alpha events there are? Maybe the 60 gets into 1,2 and 3 while the 40 gets into 4 and 5…

Your making some unfounded assumptions there.

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Zander

If I changed 2 words in my post, it would have nulled your petty retort, hombre. Looks like we’ll to settle this in the street with a showdown. Draw.

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Dro Gul

If I would have changed 2 numbers on my lottery ticket I’d be a millionaire…

Besides… you talk too much. Your just supposed to squint yer eyes and grunt most of the time while western showdown music plays.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah, most early buy-ins try to get you to spend $100-$150 if not more than that for the highest thing.
I’ll have to take a look at it before I buy into it but it definitely sounds like a good deal VS the other shit I’ve seen (and stupidly dumped money on).

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Melissa McDonald

I did the $59 one because it was by far the best buy and had best access to Alpha and Beta. Storage slots also a big deal, potentially in any MMO.

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Chris Moss

I’m wanting to jump on the $59 one too, but gonna wait for the gameplay video. Still have plenty of time.

Plus I just bought the FFXIV $60 + 3 month sub >.>

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Melissa McDonald

Unless an NDA binds me I will give feedback here.

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David

I was excited about the game. Then I realized that Sergey Titov is possibly involved . The guy from the WARZ,Burstfire, and Romero’s Aftermath one of the worst guys in the world. I’ll wait and see on launch for this one. I would really like 612 studios to give some clarity here.

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BalsBigBrother

They are using his game engine and that is as far as involvement goes afaik, read the update to the article below.

Wild West Online addresses Sergey Titov rumors [Updated]

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Lord Zorvan

Yeah, when World War Z got renamed, it was also stated strenuously that Sergey was no longer involved. How’d that turn out?

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Dro Gul

You wanna rely on Sergey Titov to provide support for your game engine? Good luck my friend!

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David

Yeah, I’m looking more into it. There is just a lot of stuff that doesn’t add up. I just can’t in good faith give them money knowing he is involved in anyway. I’ll just wait until other’s make the plunge and see if its worth it. Also, I just don’t see how you can have an mmo in alpha and then release in six months their alpha to release time frame is ludicrous.

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David

Also on the front of funding, its for sure not Titov. It looks like they may be getting funds from Xsolla’s capital fund for games. They are the same company funding the upcoming life is feudal mmo. Now even though they may only be using the engine that brings up other concerns. Even though its an “Updated” version there is a large amount of public evidence of out of control hacking in even their newest titles. The “nightshade” engine is known to be one of the worst in the industry for online multiplayer games, with poor performance, and horrible collision detection ever since their first game mercenary inc.

However, I’m a bit more at ease about this game, knowing that Titov isn’t the financial backer for the studio. So essentially what I want to see is actual game play, better explanation of their development timeline, and possibly a better explanation of the nightshade engines features.

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Melissa McDonald

Xsolla handled the payment, yes

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David

Not what I meant, Xsolla has a Capital Fund for investing in games. WWO is one of the latest to get development funds from Xsolla from what I can tell. Part of that deal would state that they have to use Xsolla’s payment and support services. Oh, also did you report that email confirmation thing to them on the WWO forums probably a good idea.

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Melissa McDonald

That would require successful email confirmation, though, wouldn’t it… I replied back to them via email with that screencap.

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Melissa McDonald

Welly welly well… this is what I get when I try to confirm my email account. Any WWO game devs reading? This is not good.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Melissa McDonald

“None more black”

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Armsbend

What is driving the warning? Your browser or an anti-virus?

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Melissa McDonald

Most likely both. Avira has a browser plugin for secure surfing. Glad I used PayPal.

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Armsbend

Cool, thanks I was just curious. I need to beef up my security a bit.

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Bryan Correll

So you were about to take a leap of faith only to quickly stop when you saw it might be into a bottomless pit?

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Armsbend

I wish they’d stop calling them ‘testers’.

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Melissa McDonald

and so it begins

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Fenna

Looks good but like other said without gameplay info i’ll wait and see

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Chris Moss

Gameplay vid is set to release before end of month, and can preorder til July 7th

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Indigo Salma

Until i see actual gameplay this doesn’t do absolutely anything for me.

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deekay_plus

i agree. this is fly over footage in engine not in game footage.

rogue one’s space battle was made and filmed in ue4 but it’s not in game anything by any means. XD

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MesaSage

I want a Wild West MMO, but this is becoming all too familiar.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m gonna take a leap of faith and check this out. I think we all are interested in an American West MMO “done right”. I also want to know the truth about PvE /PvP and the interviews are scant on details.

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Reht

There is a PC Gamer article from about a month ago that has some info; it’s purportedly going to be an open world PvP game.

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Melissa McDonald

Which they clarified (in brief) and stated there would be PvE/ruleset servers

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Zander

Mel, the voice of reason. Ty

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Melissa McDonald

Looks like I’m taking a bullet for the team here. Pun intended.

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Zander

With zero questions asked refund policy, it’s more like a Nerf dart. ;)

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