“As we were playing our own game, on one hand we realised that the game was really great,” Colantonio says in a message to fans. “On the other hand, we realised it’s not quite ready yet. The game is being tested in a private beta, and they’re having a blast. However, we want to iron out a few things, because we are committed to delivering the best experience. We have a long history of making immersive sims, and we all know how great those games can be when it all comes together.”
WolfEye, the independent firm founded by Arkane founder and Dishonored co-creator Raphael Colantonio, has released its debut game, Weird West. It’s effectively a mix of Dishonored-style immersive sim mechanics with Diablo-style action RPG controls, and every time we’ve seen it, it’s looked great. Weird West was supposed to be released in a few weeks, but the developers have just revealed that it would be delayed until the end of March.
Or, as publisher Devolver Digital puts it, the game “needs some wonky moments ironed out”.
Weird West is now scheduled to launch on March 31 across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’ll be available on PC Game Pass from day one.