Developer Fatshark’s upcoming class-based multiplayer shooter Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is more than just a Wild West-themed copy of Valve’s Team Fortress 2, lead designer Mårten Stormdal says in a Q&A sent out by the studio.
While admitting to obviously looking what Team Fortress did right — “since it is an excellent multiplayer game” — Fatshark would’ve been “well off target if we just tried to clone their concept,” Stormdal says, pointing out the differences: “We have a different take on the game modes, the pacing of the games and the role of the player class. Besides that, we are a third person shooter.”
Fatshark is hoping to catch some of TF2‘s audience though.
“Gamers playing above mentioned games for a start (or multiplayer games in general),” Stormdal said when asked who he thinks will play the game, “but also a perhaps another type of player that find the Wild West setting enticing. We also hope to attract players not normally playing versus multiplayer games with our strong focus on team cooperation.”
The game’s currently set for a Q1 2010 release (download only) on PC and consoles.