Wild West Online resets early access for November 15, still plans 2017 launch

Following all the delays and weirdness this past fall during which the game was declared “just not ready yet,” the team behind Wild West Online has now declared that its early access alpha is a go on November 15th, promising 100 quests, 20 historical guns, and two public events.

“Since going into Technical Server Test Alpha, the development team has used community feedback to make Wild West Online a cowboy’s dream will continue to use community feedback to shape the game. In this next phase, Early Access Alpha, the development team will continue building out the larger world, adding polish and integrating new content to create the best experience for players. In Early Access Alpha players will find a large game map filled with varied environments, NPCs and other players. They will hunt, mine for gold, embark on quests and missions given by NPCs and participate in server wide public PVP events. Players will progress their character, unlocking new abilities and access to new and better gear. They can customize their character, upgrade their guns and trusty stead. In the future players will embark on claiming land for themselves to create their own homestead.”

612 Games still says the “full release is planned for later this year.” We took a peek at the female toons yesterday!

Source: Press release
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Paragon Lost

Comes off like a rush to cash in sort of scenario. Means I’ll definitely be taking a step back and watching instead of investing in the game with my time and money. Ignoring red flags tends to be a bad thing.

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Darthbawl

Dang, someone needs to give these devs a speeding ticket! Slow it down over there. Looking forward to seeing what is coming up, I am sending good vibes their way.

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Sray

How do they expect to go from a server alpha test in September to a fully released game (that’s presumably somewhat polished) by the end of the year? I can see it being possible, but the only end result in that sort of time frame that I can really see is a PvP gankbox. I’d like to be wrong, but as another poster has said, this feels too fast.

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Matthew Yetter

How do you go from alpha through beta to full release in less than six weeks? I don’t see how the game can possibly launch under those conditions without being a total bugfest.

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squidgod2000

This is going to be one of those games where there’s just no real game there. They’re probably expecting PvP to carry it (like so many devs these days do, because player-generated ‘content’ is cheap ‘content’).
They’re also probably trying to time its release (or rather the point at which the game is actually playble) with the next season of Westworld (early 2018 I believe).

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

Do you like playing Games that are 20 % done … With ugly ass graphics / crappy animations …. Well look no further than Wild West Online , the much much much more crappier version of Red Dead Redemption …. or you can …. wait … for RDR2 and have fun ! :D …. Wild Fail online will die , either half way thru development or 2-3-max 5 months after release .. but sure …. go ahead … and have a ‘FUN’ time play testing ….. bug hunting … or just throw money at them cause you don’t have anything better to do with them ! :D

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Melissa McDonald

crappy ass graphics? Not even. You clearly haven’t played it yet.

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squidgod2000

or you can …. wait … for RDR2 and have fun !

Not if you’re PC-only.

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Hirku

“Good luck!”

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Paragon Lost

Such an awesome movie.

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wratts

Good luck to them, I suppose. Will admit, going EA in November with a full launch the same year, presumably during the holiday season up against better funded and likely better developed titles, seems like a recipe for commercial disaster.
I just hope it’s not a cash grab in box sales for quick cashflow

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Paragon Lost

My “cash grab” spidi sense is going off honestly. :/

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wratts

The only thing that pushes me back against that is that there’s no real restriction on doing a cash grab with EA only. Not like it hasn’t been done before.
TBH, I’m only an interested onlooker with this one, so no strong opinion any direction

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Normally I am bitching about things taking to long. This ones coming way to fast.

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pepperzine

A launch before the end of the year… I’m very skeptical if it’ll be a finished project by that time….

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Melissa McDonald

I’ll check it out and give y’all a book report. It shows some promise, as long as they add a lot more features, it seems to be coming along nicely.

At this point it is what an alpha should be, as much a proof-of-concept as anything, a place you can actually log in, and it actually exists, and is reasonably resilient. Now it’s just time to add content.

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deekay_plus

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