Wild West-themed action MMO, Wild West Online, will be released on Steam next month.
It’s a good time to be a fan of stories set in the Wild West, what with Westworld currently back on our screens, and Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 set for release later this year. And now, hopefully, you can add Wild West Online to that list.
Featuring a mix of open-world exploration, territory capture, PvP combat, and PvE missions, Wild West Online has quietly been building an audience since its low-key unveiling last year. The game is now set to cross the frontier from Early Access to a full Steam release on May 10, 2018.
Wild West Online’s early access playing community been diligently feeding into the development of the game over the past year, with many features and gameplay ideas being added as a direct result.
At launch, new players will be able to select between two rival factions looking to dominate the Old West. These factions will then compete in a series of territorial confrontations and side missions. Those looking for a more leisurely existence – like me – can hunt, farm, cook, be a trader, or buy a deed for farm.
The Steam release will also see the addition of several public PvP events, new PvE quests, and more NPC missions.
Despite questions over the game’s development remaining, Wild West Online’s current player base seems enthusiastic – based on forum comments at least – and we’re hopeful that the end product will live up to its potential.
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