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Former Arkane bosses reveal their new game, an action-RPG called Weird West

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In November, former Arkane creative director Raphael Colantonio and former Arkane executive producer Julien Roby announced that they'd rejoined forces (opens in new tab) to found a new indie developer called WolfEye Studios, whose first game would be revealed at The Game Awards. Tonight, as promised, it happened.

Weird West (opens in new tab) has a distinct Grim Dawn (opens in new tab) visual vibe to it, but sounds more narratively focused: Players will experience the origin stories of a group of "atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land." 

Each game will follow a unique path based on player decisions: "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."

I'm excited for this one: I've been a fan of literally everything Arkane has ever done, so the prospect of Colantonio and Roby getting back together for something new immediately grabbed my attention. Oh, and Chris Avellone is working on it too. What a surprise, right?

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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.