Wild West Online Debuts as a Red Dead Redemption Style Open World MMO Shooter
In addition to the fact that you can play with hundreds of other players in the seamless open world, you can also expect to see the sandbox elements such as resource gathering, camp building, and a crafting system that relies on finding and learning recipes. But don't take it wrong, the game isn't like those sandbox survival games because it has a story, characters, and gameplay-driven motives. So my guess is the game is like GTA, where you have a main story and at the same time, the ability to roam freely.
You will be able to specialize your role in the game, and other than the outlaw and enforcer roles, you can be gatherers or farmers and others.
Wild West Online is still in early development, and it plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign at the end of May and hope to raise $250,000 from the community. However, the game isn't going to take years to develop like most indie games, and it's expected to release around fall 2017.
Source: PC Gamer