This year’s Game Awards shows to be a handful of firsts for the gaming industry with developers like PlayerUnknown Productions showcasing the team’s ‘first’ non-battle royale title for the series with Prologue. And now here is yet another one from WolfEye Studios, introducing Weird West.
Set in the titular Wild West of the western hemisphere, players must explore the world ahead of them and uncover the mysteries of the heroes you will meet throughout your journey. Pitted as a top-down RPG, players will progress their character with a handful of new abilities and fill their inventory with interesting loot along the way.
Here is a brief synopsis provided from the game’s Steam page:
“Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken – a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.”
While the former developers of Arkane Studios strive away from the AAA development with this new project, Weird West still embodies some familiar gameplay elements within its DNA. Such as player decisions which will ultimately dictate the outcome the game each segment you choose as you continue on. Although not going into specifics primarily, it is a fair guess three will be more branching conclusions available than what was in Dishonored or Prey (2016).
Players will also have the opportunity to form a posse of their own in this obtuse setting of American history. As for how it will play out, this will still be strictly single-player as the game’s Steam page shares. However, more companions and their backgrounds look to be another possibility that plays into part for how you reach the end of the game as well.
Interesting enough, atop of WolfEye Studios announcing their attendance at the game Awards, so did Devlover Digital. But it ended up being that the two would be announcing the same game simultaneously.
Weird West is listed for PC with no set launch date as of yet.