Hard West Delayed To November 18th


It looks like players are going to have to wait a little bit longer before they can storm into the saloon with all guns blazing in CreativeForge Games’ new RPG inspired western, Hard West.

The game was initially cocked and loaded for release on November 4th, but it was announced today, in the form of a clever announcement video, that the title has been pushed back by two weeks, becoming available for PC on November 18th.

The hold-up is said to be due to some last minute tweaking and fine-tuning so that the game is at its best possible level for players to experience. The developers clearly want to polish Hard West as much as possible so that it can compete for attention in the same release window as some much anticipated heavy hitters in the upcoming weeks.

The lead designer of the game, Kacper Szymczak, said the following:

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. 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.

The scope of Hard West and its story is going to surprise a lot of people. It’s complex, with choice and consequence, and this extra time allows us to ensure that everything has the level of polish it deserves.

For those unfamiliar with it, Hard West places the player in the unforgiving Wild West, with an isometric, turn-based combat system pitting them against cultists, cannibals and the supernatural in deadly shootouts. The game features the writing of Haris Orkin (Company of Heroes 2, Call of Juarez series) and an original soundtrack by Marcin Przybylowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt).

Hard West can be pre-ordered now for a 20% discount via Steam.