Switchblade Monkeys announces plans for a PC edition of Secret Ponchos
their upcoming PS4 spaghetti western game, saying an early access release is
expected later this year. The Secret Ponchos
has a teaser
showing life in the cutthroat town of Lonetree, and they promise
more news on the game soon, and in the meantime, here's the
Vancouver-based Switchblade Monkeys is excited to announce
that its spaghetti western multiplayer combat game, Secret Ponchos, is not only
rustlin' its way to PS4, but will also be coming to PC later this year.
The team is busy getting Secret Ponchos ready for a beta launch this summer via
Early Access, allowing them to ensure the final experience on both PC and PS4 is
the best it can be. With a game like this -- which blends exciting arena combat
with the mastery of fighting games -- Switchblade Monkeys feels it's important
to get as many hands on the game as possible during beta. Early Access will help
them do that, while the additional balance and polish will carry over to PS4 and
the final PC version.
"Since we first previewed the game at PAX East there has been an overwhelming
amount of demand to bring the game to PC in addition to PS4, and we always
promised we would do our best," said Yousuf Mapara, creative director at
Switchblade Monkeys. "We realized Early Access would be the perfect program for
this; it creates an environment where we can self-fund development of the PC
version to make it a reality, in addition to exposing all versions of the game
to a broader round of polish and tuning that you can only get when developing
with an actual beta community of players."