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Weird West - top-down action-RPG immersive sim from Arkane founder Raf Colantonio

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by conan_edw, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    MCA updated his Linkedin:

    Raf left Arkane in September, so that means he started working on this as soon as possible. (The company itself is formed around Spring last year, and it seems they started hiring developers around Summer/Fall last year.)
     
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  2. Wunderbar Arcane

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    So there wasn't any non-compete clauses.
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well if there was one, I'd guess it has something to do with actual business activity and taking Arkane employees. Probably it has ended last year or something.

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    Oh and also Borut Pfeifer is AI Programmer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borut/

    He was Lead AI Programmer on Doug Church's (or Steven Spielberg's, if you will) ill-fated first person RPG LMNO, and also did contract work on Prey.
     
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  4. Latelistener Prophet

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    I'm not surprised he brought him, since they've made a couple of tracks for Prey together.

    Show Spoiler



    Raph is singing in this one, but there is also a different version of it:




    This is like a dream come true. I always thought that Arkane needed MCA. While word building was great in Dishonored, dialogues and characters were meh. I hope Raph will make a good use of him.
     
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  5. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Okay, seriously, how much longer are you guys going to think MCA being involved means anything? Did you already forget that MCA was on Prey and the writing was still Arkane's usual mediocre fare?
     
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  6. Latelistener Prophet

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    I'm aware of that and I'm not holding my breath over anything, but it's still nice that MCA is involved.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  8. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    raph save immersive sim pls
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's topdown action RPG, published by Devolver Digital:



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  10. Wunderbar Arcane

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  11. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    i dont get the negativity. if it's more polished and varied than SE7EN (which is already pretty good top down ARPG/Stealh/immersive sim) it will be good
     
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  12. Dodo1610 Magister

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    The codex is disappointed because the game isn't in first-person WTF
     
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    because the expectation of immersive sim is 1st person. i was really expecting that too i guess, but i played seven and it was pretty good and the formula can work.
     
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  14. cb.spike Educated

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    Hard West did did it better. Turn based and all.
     
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  15. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Not first person means it's not an immersive sim. :rpgcodex:

    Apparently this was never a requirement. :M
     
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  16. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  17. new fucking guy Learned Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    also see: Exanima, DOS
     
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  18. orcinator Liturgist

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    "So we're making a Weird West video game, what should we name it?"
    "Is weird west taken by anything popular?"
    "I don't think so"
    "Well there we go then"
     
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  19. deranged crackwhore and ban me big brass balls Patron

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    I don't like action games.
     
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  20. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    How about ... Strange West ?
     
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  21. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Well, it's the closest we'll get to Deadlands.
     
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    I'm intrigued. Don't much care for the art style, but I felt the same about Seven: The Days Long Gone and still found a ton of stunning environments in that.

    I'll be keeping an eye on it.
     
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  23. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I was underwhelmed because it's different from what I was expecting, and I wish Raf to carry the torch for the promise of immersive sims, with first person perspective and alll that.

    Still I'm looking forward to the game as it is, and since they still label this "an immersive sim" I expect good things.
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Trailer music by Raf's band Weird Wolves:

     
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  25. Terenty Arbiter

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    Looks like steam early access, but in Raph i trust

    I just hope theres no randomised procedural bullshit there
     
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