It feels like years since we heard anything about that new Mechwarrior game because, well, it’s actually been years since we heard anything new about that new Mechwarrior game. Until today!
The wraps have finally come off the title, and…you may well not be happy with what lies beneath. The game is called MechWarrior Online, and while it’s a PC exclusive, it’s also a free-to-play game.
The developers, Piranha Games, are saying all the right things to try and lessen the sting of that fact, like outlining the game’s hardcore simulation controls and team-based play, as well as the fact it’ll stick to the MechWarrior universe story/canon like glue and features the involvement of the franchise’s creator, Jordan Weisman.
Still, many will be a little disappointed this isn’t a more “premium” title. Turns out that was never going to happen; once legal battles fired up in 2009 involving Robotech’s rights holders, it was clear the game could never be published in the traditional sense on the 360 or PS3.
So PC it was, and thus we’ve got a free-to-play MechWarrior game, which is due out late next year. You can read more on the creator’s vision for the title at its official site below.
MechWarrior Online [Official Site]