Fallout Shelter-Like Westworld Sim Gets Android Release Date

The official Westworld mobile game received its Android release date more than three months after Warner Bros. first made it available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store. The title that was first meant to be released in April will be launching on a global level this Thursday, June 21, though consumers in select European markets can already download it and have been able to do so for several weeks now as the studio behind Westworld resolved to beta-test the experience with the help of some avid mobile gamers.

The creation itself is a management sim that's mechanically extremely similar to Fallout Shelter, tasking players with creating their own park and taking care of its denizens by building and upgrading a wide variety of facilities, investing in R&D efforts, producing a broad range of goods, and performing other tasks. Upgrading your Delos facility will allow you to unlock new park locations like Las Mudas, Escalante, and Sweetwater, whereas you'll also be able to manufacture over 170 artificial intelligence hosts and task them with maintaining your digital operations. Matching the right hosts with guests that best suit their abilities will be an important part of Westworld's gameplay formula, together with evolving the very same Androids.

As is the case with the vast majority of mobile management sims available on the Google Play Store, Westworld has been envisioned as a free-to-play experience supported by optional in-app purchases. The microtransactions in question come in the form of digital currency which can be used for speeding up your progress, with the Android game lacking hard paywalls. A multiplayer component doesn't be part of the package and neither does any kind of advertising, though Warner Bros. may still opt to include both moving forward. Westworld's latest APK file is 46MB in size, having been optimized to work with the vast majority of smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 Kit Kat or later versions of Google's mobile operating system.

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