We'll probably never get an official port of Red Dead Redemption on PC, but that isn't stopping Wild West Online from trying to offer the same vibe.
A gameplay video of Wild West Online popped up this morning from 612 Games. The company announced the MMO earlier this year, but the below video is the first gameplay footage released online. There's a hub of sorts, which includes a saloon where players can play various casino-type games including poker and roulette, and a reputation and bounty system.
The official website says that a closed alpha for Wild West Online will begin this winter, with a beta in the spring before a full release around Christmas. That's all subject to change, of course, and anything can happen once player feedback (and crash reports) starts flooding in.
Interestingly, the developers are also offering "unconditional refunds" for anyone who buys the game now and regrets their purchase "up until the second phase of Alpha testing":
This gives you a chance to play the Alpha yourself, and opt-out if you think the game won't develop into the game you wanted. There are no restrictions on amount of time you have played, and there are no limits on how long you owned the game — so long as you decide before the second phase of Alpha Testing starts you will be granted a full refund.
Interesting. You can find out more on the official website.