Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mechwarrior 5 Announced

Via Kotaku

Surprise, Mechwarrior fans! That teaser from yesterday was indeed for a new Mechwarrior title, which is in development at Piranha Games, who worked on the latest Transformers title.

So at least you know they have experience with giant robots! Then again, it also means they have experience with making crummy games based on giant robots.

Though, let's give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. They only helped develop Revenge of the Fallen. And being a movie tie-in, it had a deadline to meet. Something they won't have to worry about with Mechwarrior, what with Battletech being 25 years old and all.

This new game is called simply MechWarrior, and will serve as a reboot of sorts for the franchise. You'll still be piloting mechs, but the developers reckon that current console technology will for the first time let you feel like you're really behind the sticks of a giant fighting robot.

They're also shooting for a "dynamic battlefield", and rather than feature a food chain of mechs, instead want to let players choose a style of mech and then upgrade that to suit their tastes as they progress through the game.

MechWarrior is coming to the PC and Xbox 360, with no details yet on either a publisher or a release timeframe.


DimentoGraven said...

Having a copy of every f'ing Mechwarrior and BattleTech game out there (I'll bet I have a set of the 5.25 floppy diskettes for both the original BattleTech and MechWarrior somewhere), I am absolutely GIDDY with anticipation on this!

Gas Bandit said...

Sheeit, biatch, I been OGT since Crescent Hawk's Inception back in 88!

But like the kotaku author, I have misgivings about the company doing the work on this one.

Scaldari Anitoba said...

Its mechwarrior.... Its almost impossible to frell that up. Well, except for the removal of chain fire within a group in m4...very annoying