New Frontier launches on Steam with the publisher that supposedly was not connected to the game

    
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Yes, you should feel sad.

Oh boy. Oh, boy. So you all remember Wild West Online, right? Survival sandbox that launched in much the same way that having a rocket fall over and explode qualifies as a “launch?” And you remember how way, way back in the day with that game, there were rumors about the development being connected with Sergey Titov and Free Reign Entertainment? It was two years ago, so we won’t blame you if all of that has slipped your mind.

Well, it looks like those rumors have finally come home to roost with the Steam launch of New Frontier, which is literally being published by Free Reign.

If you’d forgotten about that portion of this tower of mistakes, New Frontier was the survival portion of WWO after the game was almost completely scrapped and rebranded, essentially serving as the old game but now with steampunk and monsters. And now it’s available on Steam with a publisher that the development team said was unconnected to it beyond licensing an engine. We’d tell you to save your time and money, but judging by the reviews we suspect you were probably going to do that anyhow.

Source: Steam; thanks to Kinya and Godnaz for the tip!
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Mr.McSleaz

lol.

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Bruno Brito

Oh.

New Frontier was the survival portion of WWO after the game was almost completely scrapped and rebranded, essentially serving as the old game but now with steampunk and monsters.

Oh no, i’m sure it’ll work.

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laelgon

Where is the money coming from for this garbage? Sergey Titov’s name has been poison since The War Z back in ancient days of 2012. Is it just an endless chain of scams funding future scams?

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Tobasco da Gama

I think that’s pretty much it, yeah. He gets away with it by exploiting all the poor gullible suckers who haven’t heard of him before.

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Daniel Reasor

Apparently, it’s at a point where his involvement has to be dismissed as a rumor for games to secure funding, which is a level that even Uwe Boll never sank to.

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Sorenthaz

Yeahhh… in hindsight the writing was on the wall and when a game seems to be moving too fast/too good to be true, it’s pretty clearly not going to work out a majority of the time.

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McGuffn

Make terrible game? Check.
Rename it to get more money from the gullibles? Check.

The only way they could make this better (that is, live up to expectations) is to Photoshop John Wayne into the box cover/promotional art and expect nobody to notice.

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cursedseishi

The Poor Man’s Columbus Nova then? Yaaaaay….!
Also must be the poor man’s wood axe on that steam store page, because I glimpsed up from the expected negative reviews to see a trailer promoting how you use the pickaxe to mine for… trees… and logs… I really, really hope they don’t seriously yet you ‘mine for fish’ as part of their survival stint.

But hey! It’s free-to-play at least right? At least… in the sort of way sitting on a Mimic-chair is a free excuse to stand up… Or having a firecracker blowing up in your hand is a free excuse to see how many fingers you definitely don’t need on one hand…

Or getting punched in the undercarriage… That’s free too… Or being reminded of The War Z. Though that isn’t too bad, that was a fun time with everything going around…

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Hirku

Oh look, boys and girls. It’s Mister Titov! Can you say…

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