Harebrained Schemes managed to raise nearly $US4 million for its resurrection of FASA's venerable BattleTech franchise. Since then, the studio has been toiling away at the game; it recently released a gameplay clip showing exactly how far the title has come.
Seeing as the video is entitled "BATTLETECH 'Super-Pre-Alpha' First Look for Backers", I'm going to say it's meant for backers only. Despite this, it's freely available on YouTube by anyone with a link.
The 23-minute video contains a combat scenario featuring four mechs, showing off the fog of war, movement and weapons systems. Even though it's supposedly a very early look at how BattleTech is shaping up, I have to say I'm liking the clean user interface.
As expected, line-of-sight and mech facings play an important role — a perfect match for the turn-based gameplay. Can't wait to see more, especially once it's a bit more polished.
BATTLETECH "Super-Pre-Alpha" First Look for Backers [YouTube, via Blue's News]