“The alpha is coming fast and the download keys for Wild West Online shall go out tomorrow (the 14th of September) afternoon PST. Watch your inboxes and get ready to saddle up. Looking forward to seeing you all out on the plains!”
The game isn’t behind much of an NDA; in fact, testers will be able to stream it, provided they repeat about a million times the disclaimer that it’s not finished, it’s an alpha, things will change, the usual.
If you aren’t given a freebie alpha invite, you’ll have to buy your way in with a preorder package. The refund deadline is September 27th, meaning that you’ll have less than two weeks to check it out and determine whether you want to pull your cash out from what has become a contentious if beautiful game or see it through.