The studio admitted that it allowed the deluge of player requests derail it from hitting promised deadlines, and that it wants to get the game’s development back on track. All in all, it is taking longer than expected, although not as long as most anyone who is familiar with MMO development would have expected.
“We’re happy to announce that we’ve reached a state where we think our new version of the game is ready for you to try out,” the studio said. “Today we’ll be taking the game down for a patch, and since we’ve pretty much overhauled all the game systems, it may take a week or so for us to prepare the new game backend, database and make sure that account data is intact.”
In response to one fan who noted that Red Dead Redemption 2 was heading down the pike, the studio replied, “Well, we hope to get game out before October 2nd.”
We’ve expanded the playable area by approximately 30% – the area towards the west. This is going to remain the final map for our release unless the people say otherwise. We’ll start working on content for the “Viva Mexico” expansion and that will open soon. pic.twitter.com/zz5vHoUuvA
— Wild West Online (@WildWestMMO) March 7, 2018