Flying Wild Hog’s game will not be released by Focus Entertainment as previously planned.
The Polish studio and the French publisher announced on Twitter that they will not release their cross-gen game on the previously planned date of September 20. Let’s see what they wrote in their postponed announcement: “Dear players. First, we would like to thank you for your continued support and patience for Evil West. We are overwhelmed by the incredible reception the game has gotten so far from our trailers and the demo some of you played at PAX East.
We are working our best to achieve our vision of Evil West and meet your expectations. Evil West releases on five platforms, including multiple generations of consoles. Giving our game more polish is crucial to provide our players with pleasant and lasting memories. That’s something that we’ve always pursued. To ensure that the game reaches its full potential, we have decided to delay the worldwide launch of Evil West to November 22, 2022. We understand that game delays may be frustrating, but it’s a necessary step to deliver the best experience to everyone. Thank you again for your tremendous support and dedication. It drives us forward and pushes us to create the weirdest western ride for all of you,” wrote Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment.
They’re not wrong, it is indeed a cross-gen game, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the delay weren’t caused by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series pairing but by the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, which were released in 2013 and are now starting to slow down development massively. Because of the lowest common denominator theory, each game version must be held back to run appropriately everywhere. (It would be more complicated if a Nintendo Switch port existed.)
Evil West will thus arrive on November 22 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.