MechWarrior Online Announced as a Free to Play MMO

Infinite Game Publishing and Piranha Games have announced that MechWarrior Online will be coming to PC’s in late 2012. MechWarrior online will be a free to play online MMO that features highly customizable giant mechs with many of the classic Mechs and weaponry. Players will join one of five Mech houses and battle for wealth, notoriety and territorial control. Players will also be able to customize the weaponry, upgrades and appearance of their mechs allowing you to create a customized Battlemech to suit your playstyle. You will even be able to customize the interiors of the Mechs and view the inside from the cockpit while in game!

It seems improvements have been made to the series as well as new additions to make this franchise even greater. Hopefully the team working on this one can bring the game back to some of its roots and make the awesome game MechWarrior fans have been waiting for. Too bad late 2012 is a year away!

To learn more about the game and hear about any upcoming beta news, vist the official MechWarrior Online site.

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  • Bbc

    I guess this means the game won’t get to have great storylines and cutscenes as a free game. Plus it seems like it’s in direct competition with Hawken.

    • http://mp1st.com Joe Small

       Hawken is looking like a great game as well. Especially considering the small development team that is working on it. But Hawken doesn’t seem to have the level of customization that Mechwarrior will have. I guess we’ll have to wait until we see both in action and get some reviews up on em!

  • Joachim Holmstoel

    I can’t wait ! I am sure this will be a great time killer to occupy you if none of your retail purchases tickle your fancy at that give moment. 

    And hi Joe. Welcome to Mp1st ! I say this because I haven’t seen an article by you before so I suspect this may be your first ? :D

    • http://mp1st.com Joe Small

      Hello, Joachim, this is my second actually. The first was some news I picked up on Battlefield 3 a while ago. I have some other things in the works as well. :)

      • Joachim Holmstoel

        Ah, must have missed it ! Can’t wait to read your other stuff :D 

        • http://mp1st.com Joe Small

          Thanks. Looking forward to adding more and more content.

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