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Fatshark's Lead and Gold May Never Hit Xbox Live

Paradox Interactive's CEO suggests the game is on the backburner.

If you were waiting around for Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West to hit Xbox Live Marketplace like I was, bunker down for an even longer (or perhaps permanent) wait. In a chat with Joystiq, Paradox Interactive's CEO Fredrik Wester has suggested that Lead and Gold won't ever see an XBLM release. Priorities might have been placed elsewhere.

"It seems like we have to put it on the backburner," he said. "We're not really putting any more effort into releasing on XBLA, so I would say if you want to play the game, you should do it on PC or PSN, because we're not really sure that we can ever release it on XBLA. Or that we're ever going to release it on XBLA." 
 


Lead and Gold is a western team-based shooter, which saw releases on the PC and PSN in April. It launched with some nasty network issues, bugs, and balance issues. A betting man would probably put slap some cash down on those being the culprits behind the XBLM version's nonexistence, even though they have since been addressed by updates.

There is another possible XBLM release in Paradox's future. Magicka, a co-op Diablo-type of experience that features customizable spell-slinging as opposed to traditional hack-and-slash, is still set for release on the platform, or at least Xbox Live Indie Games, according to Wester.
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Posted by BradNicholson

If you were waiting around for Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West to hit Xbox Live Marketplace like I was, bunker down for an even longer (or perhaps permanent) wait. In a chat with Joystiq, Paradox Interactive's CEO Fredrik Wester has suggested that Lead and Gold won't ever see an XBLM release. Priorities might have been placed elsewhere.

"It seems like we have to put it on the backburner," he said. "We're not really putting any more effort into releasing on XBLA, so I would say if you want to play the game, you should do it on PC or PSN, because we're not really sure that we can ever release it on XBLA. Or that we're ever going to release it on XBLA." 
 


Lead and Gold is a western team-based shooter, which saw releases on the PC and PSN in April. It launched with some nasty network issues, bugs, and balance issues. A betting man would probably put slap some cash down on those being the culprits behind the XBLM version's nonexistence, even though they have since been addressed by updates.

There is another possible XBLM release in Paradox's future. Magicka, a co-op Diablo-type of experience that features customizable spell-slinging as opposed to traditional hack-and-slash, is still set for release on the platform, or at least Xbox Live Indie Games, according to Wester.
Posted by GanglyMonster

crazy

Edited by FluxWaveZ

Whatever.  If they don't want more sales on what is probably the most popular console platform for these digital download games, so be it.

Posted by Moody_yeti

Bummer,Was waiting aggggesss for this game   :(

Edited by ZmillA

" A betting man would probably put slap some cash down on those being the culprits"

Posted by MysteriousBob

Oh well, I'm happy with the 360 versions of Red Dead and TF2 anyway. 
 
Maybe less 'happy' with the 360 version of TF2, but its still a decent alternative to this.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Shame, I really wanted it.

Posted by JamesKond

Man, that sucks.. but TF2 was always better though :P

Posted by Swoxx

I'm fine with just having Red Dead Redemption tbh, played it on the PS3 and it was meh for me

Posted by Atsumori346

game was odd...not surprised to see it moved to the back burner 

Posted by TheMasterDS

Damn, wanted to get that game eventually. Oh well, no matter.

Posted by SumDeus

Man I've been looking forward to this too :/

Posted by Peewi

I never really saw the appeal of Lead & Gold. Maybe I should have tried it when there was a free weekend.
Posted by fedorajay

If they are going to sacrifice this so that there's a better chance of Magicka coming out then I am all for it. The more Diablo-style games for the 360 the better.

Posted by Karn

Fucking publishers.

Posted by MancombSeepgood

From what I heard, we're not missing out on much anyway.

Posted by Harletron

whyyyyy....

Edited by producemonkey

  Magicka looks pretty sweet so maybe they are focusing their attention on that  game to bring it to market instead of trying to port and market Lead and Gold. Where is your source on them bringing that game to the indy channel as that would seem an odd move considering how much smaller the revenue  is for that channel compared too XBLA.  Since i love me some Diablo style games i'm hoping Magicka turns out to be good.

Posted by gingertastic_10

Too bad. I'm playing it right now on PSN, and LOVING it. It's not as bad as people say.

Posted by JerVer

Not really feeling like I'll be missing out on something.

Posted by InfernoFox7

NOO! Tho Magicka does seem like fun.

Posted by Bogitt

hmm Downloadable games, can never get excited about them for some reason

Posted by Dauragon

Well that sucks. I guess I gotta start building that gaming rig.

Posted by Tyrant1x

Too bad, its a pretty fun game but playing it made me just want to play TF2 most of the time

Posted by Protoroll

Man I was really looking forward to the XBLA version too. Guess I'll try the steam version then.

Posted by DevWil

bogus. 
 
i was looking forward to it.

Posted by Robin_Gr

Tried it on the free steam weekend. It's not a huge loss.

Posted by Yozei

Unfortunate news, its a fun jump-in and play game on PC.

Posted by Ceebs

I wonder if this was another case of XBLA Marketplace bureaucracy holding back the game for whatever reason. 

Posted by Animasta

I would have laughed to see the paradox logo on a big screen TV

Posted by FlipperDesert

That sucks, I wanted to get the game in the Steam sale a couple of weeks back but every time I tried to enter a game it just booted me back out again.
 
I guess I won't get it.

Posted by Beomoose

This game's Free Weekend on Steam was a monumental letdown. Jank I can handle, even love, but I can't really get into something with so many fundamental pieces missing.

Posted by OneKillWonder_

That kind of sucks. I was looking forward to being able to play this. Oh well...

Edited by CowMuffins

I couldn't  care less. This game is a terrible unoptimized piece of crap. To top it off the developers are the biggest jerks ever who have no respect for any of their customers.

Posted by Iron_Past

Too bad, what I playued on the Steam free weekend was pretty fun. Magika does indeed look interesting, though.
Posted by TheMustacheHero

This game is shit on the PC and the devs are jerks on the forums. They should re-name their company Fatjerks instead of Fatshark.

Posted by IcySandman

Bought it on Steam sales, it's a bit too laggy, barely anyone plays it, and for being multiplayer only there is no persistence.  Got bored of it rather quickly...

Posted by Colin

Never liked the look of this game.
Posted by offeringofpie

damn, i was looking forward for it too -.-

Posted by Olivaw

This game is a pretty good game, you guys! You should purchase it for the PC or Playstation 3! (preferably PC)

Posted by CookieMonster

They could have said this before steam put the game on sale a few weeks back...

Posted by Redbullet685

Good thing I already bought it on PSN

Edited by Aleryn

Ugh.  I hope it makes it on there, 360 users are missin' out.
 
 

@Ceebs

said:

" I wonder if this was another case of XBLA Marketplace bureaucracy holding back the game for whatever reason.  "

  ^
 
And no it's not a perfect game, but it's fun dammit.  And I love the theme.
Posted by Grilledcheez

It probably would have done really well too...I doubt I'll be playing it on PC even if I get a gaming pc soon

Posted by Flaime

The game is practically dead on the PC.

Posted by bkfountain
@Ceebs said:

" I wonder if this was another case of XBLA Marketplace bureaucracy holding back the game for whatever reason.  "

I imagine MS had a large hand in holding this game back.  They want exclusives, and have held up more than one XBLA game that had released on other platforms first.
Posted by Joey2683

A betting man would probably put slap some cash down...    " 
 
Wait, that doesn't make sense.

Posted by SSully

Its a good game, but not worth the money thats for sure. I am not surprised by this at all. 

Edited by FireBurger
@ZmillA said:

" " A betting man would probably put slap some cash down on those being the culprits" "

Yeah, unlike most people who bitch about too much news, that doesn't bother me. But, I've noticed a lot of Brad N.'s articles have typos and mistakes. Proof read.
Posted by Aslan186

From my understanding of the ease of porting things from the PC to the 360 this does not make a lot of sense. Unless it more related to the capital needed to support such an endeavor on the back end

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