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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." 

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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.