Wild West Online denies that its alpha has been delayed

Hey, cowboys and cowgirls. When did you think alpha was going to begin for Wild West Online? You’re wrong, apparently. 612 Games broke its recent silence to post a pair of FAQs, one of which insists the game isn’t running behind.

“Is the Alpha late? Technically, no. There was some misunderstanding due to a mistaken release that went out in some territories saying it would be late July, along with a lot of misinterpretation of the Early Bird end date as being the Alpha start date, but the plan has been ‘late Summer’ since before the first public announcement. We apologize for any miscommunication. However, if you still want to think of the Alpha as late we totally understand, and we look forward to you receiving your late Alpha access soon.”

Early in July, the team extended the game’s preorder program and announced an alpha server list. During a May interview with Massively OP, WWO’s Steven Bugaj told us, “We plan on running a number of alpha tests this summer, with a closed beta available by the fall and a short open beta prior to the game’s launch.” Still, maybe the snark isn’t quite warranted from a game still weathering suspicions and accusations about its dev team.

Source: Facebook, FAQ. Thanks, Kinya!
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Armsbend

They have about 40 days then. This one is becoming hilarious (like the rest).

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Jeremy Barnes

These guys seem in over their heads. It’s not really a good idea to end any public statement with snark. Apologize for any confusion and move on.

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Melissa McDonald

Still not one email, bulletin, or correspondence from WWO since my June 7th early bird purchase.

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Crowe

Seems like a bit hostile. They should have gone the high road for this.

So what I’m *now* getting… yeah, the alpha is late. I totally didn’t see that before their response though.

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azul

That was a snarky response? Haha if I was a developer and read most of the misinformed comments on sites like these I would be beyond snarky in my responses.

I don’t have a dog in the fight here but if I’m not mistaken these guys pulled their kickstarter right? You can CHOOSE to buy an early pledge but I would suggest just holding off and see what kind of product this is. I have no doubt this game will be delayed into 2018 (if it makes it release at all) so just prepare for it and then you can keep your sensi-poo levels at a reasonable level.

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Mewmew

So why the Politician response to their delayed Alpha? Getting Politician work around answers is never a good sign.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

The bummer about all of this is this kind of thing is one of the more prominent reasons as to why crowd funding isn’t as popular as it used to be. PR and devs still use this lawyery type speech that devs and PR of regular games use but backers take more umbrage to it because they have donated and they feel more invested(pun intended).

Deadlines being used as marketing is all it is. Period. “Oh, I’ll get to play this in July? Here, have some money!” How do you mistakenly tell people they can possibly play your game in July lol?

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Sorenthaz

This isn’t really crowd funding though, or at least this game wasn’t crowd funded afaik. It’s just buying into alpha/beta pretty much. Which does point to another issue with marketing these days where they essentially try to get testers to buy into a game before it’s even close to launch.

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Utakata

*Tips cowboy hat on left pigtail*

…this game needs a new sheriff in town.

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Sorenthaz

I’m pretty sure I purchased the $60 version but the only confirmation of such a transaction is through the third party site they used for the transaction (Xsolla, SMITE and Paladins use it too for gem purchases). Haven’t received a single email about any news or updates from the WWO folks.

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silverlock

I think Melissa McDonald said they had the same issue.

This seems kind of major to me I can’t believe that it isn’t causing a bigger stink.

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cmdr_cotic

What, no welcome letter or anything like that? That seems very poor tbh.

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Sorenthaz

Nope, no generic email of thanks or ANYTHING. :|

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Melissa McDonald

Not only that, my antivirus program considered their payment page to be unsafe and said “Don’t Do it!”

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Paragon Lost

That really is unacceptable. A thank you for the support etc is in order at the least, so that you know that they acknowledge your backing. :/

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Siphaed

Isn’t this the game company behind Infestation: Survivor Stories, formerly known as The War Z? A company known for heavy cash grab mechanics, lying to customers, having very poor gameplay mechanics, and other issues?

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BalsBigBrother

tldr version: No but they license and use the same engine as the games you mention.

Click the links in the article for a fuller description

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Siphaed

Didn’t community members dig bits further and find that to be an utter lie. That they in fact ARE the same team/some of the same people that did the other game, just under a completely different shell business (similar to how companies “invest” in their own shell companies to make their stock prices inflate, when they’re either stagnate or floundering)?

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Fisty

I’d love to see some links and read about this if it is the case. nvm. i saw the link at the end of the article.

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Godiva

I would also be interested in such an article!

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