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Wild West Online enters closed alpha on PC next month.

Remember that Wild West game people mistakenly thought was Red Dead Redemption 2? It’s now available to pre-purchase, and a closed alpha begins on September 15th, 2017.

We have no idea if those ‘leaked’ Wild West Online screenshots were an honest mistake, or a canny marketing ploy. Nonetheless, it’s fair to say that the upcoming Western MMO has since built up a nice little head of steam. Early previews have shown an ambitious game that is still a little rough around the edges, but full of promise.

Developer 612 Games have today confirmed that Wild West Online will enter closed alpha next month, and is now available for purchase via the official Wild West Online website.

Ahead of the alpha, the game has been discounted by 30% . It also comes with a warning from 612 reminding potential players that the game is not yet finished. The studio is offering a ‘no questions asked’ refund policy until September 27, but we echo their sentiments, and would recommend not purchasing Wild West Online unless you’re absolutely sure.

Stephan Bugaj, chief creative officer of 612 Games, said in a press statement:

“It’s been a whirlwind since we revealed Wild West Online and everyday our fans are asking when they can jump into the game. We’re thrilled to soon give PC gamers an initial taste of the western game that both they and ourselves have been waiting for.”

During the alpha players will be able to explore limited sections of the map, engage in combat with other players, and participate in PvE game missions. 612 will use player feedback from the alpha to improve the game as development progresses. The final release will include open world exploration, resource gathering, PvP combat, PvE missions, and treasure hunts.

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