Howdy, Xbox Game Pass members!
We’re excited and anxious to have you play Weird West and hope you will like the many things the game has to offer.
We’ve been working very hard on this baby, for many years, with a small team of passionate experts in the immersive sim genre. For Executive Producer Julien and I, our passion started with being fans of Ultima 7 and Ultima Underworld when we were kids; the immersive and simulation values we experienced back then as fascinated kids stayed with us to this day and forged our drive ever since.
I created Arkane Studios in ‘99. Julien joined me shortly after and was a key member behind Arx Fatalis, Dark Messiah, all the way to Dishonored. Weird West is our first attempt at a top-down immersive sim. It’s a genre that hasn’t really been attempted too often since immersive sims are traditionally in first person, but we believe the values translate well to the top-down angle, and it brings that comfortable nostalgic Ultima vibe that takes us back to our childhood.
Because, ultimately, that’s why we do the games we do; we want to give to the new generations what we received as kids: the gift of immersion. A world where players allow themselves to be whoever they want and invest themselves emotionally in the characters they meet and the places they explore.
Welcome to the Weird West — we hope you enjoy your stay.