Hard West is delayed a bit, so here's a new trailer

Hard West

Earlier this month, Gambitious announced that Hard West, the XCOM-ish tale of chaos and revenge in a supernatural Wild West, would be out on November 4. This was good news because, as we said in our PAX preview, it looks like it could be really cool. Today, the news is less good, because the game has been delayed.

"Less good," but not disastrous, because it's actually a rather short delay of just two weeks. "Creating a game is an ever-shifting process in which one change can lead to another. Although we recently announced a release date, a few last-minute changes revealed some excellent opportunities for improvements," Lead Designer Kacper Szymczak explained. "While it would be easy to patch in little details, we all know how we feel about such moves. When the game releases, it should be as good as it can be."

To make up for the wait, Gambitious has released a pair of new videos, one of which makes the perfectly reasonable assumption that two weeks is a whole lot better than eternal damnation, which I guess would have been the punishment for releasing the game before it was ready. The second, featuring nine minutes of gameplay taken from the Asylum mission, is playing below.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.