November is one of the busiest times of the year for game releases. With many 9-to-5 workers receiving their annual bonuses in that month, publishers push to make the most of it by launching games at the same time. Should it come as a surprise that Focus Entertainment is delaying Evil West until November 2022?
Both Focus Entertainment and Flying Wild Hog posted on their Twitter feeds to share news about the Evil West delay. You’ll notice the staple “to ensure good quality” line that most publishers copy and paste. However, I should just mention that it’s also due to being published across five different platforms.
If this is your first time hearing about Evil West (probably due to me using Wild West and Doom in the title), there’s reason to be excited. In all honesty, Focus Entertainment is probably trying to bank on the success of Red Dead Redemption 2. Here’s a gameplay video from the publisher showing you some of the features.
If you’ve read enough of my articles by now, you’ll know I love the horror and fantasy genres. Evil West is set to have a mixture of both with that Wild West flair. You can see in the video the many ways you can upgrade your weapons, but those creatures near the end are exciting.
The concern is that Evil West won’t make the new November 2022 launch date, and it moves to Q1 of 2023. Lord of the Rings: Gollum also received a delay, but we have no new release date for the game. In my opinion, that’s probably the safer option than delivering more disappointment later down the line.