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New MechWarrior game a PC-exclusive

PC Gamer's Rob Zacny writes, "Right now, we can tell you that the next Mechwarrior game will be PC-exclusive."

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death2smoochie1911d ago

"Right now, we can tell you that the next Mechwarrior game will be PC-exclusive."

Interesting to say the least.
So at least this game can be made specifically for the PC and not get a inferior PS3 or Xbox360 port lacking DX11 effects/tessellation shader model 5.0 etc.

PirateThom1911d ago

Well, here's the twist, Microsoft own the Mechwarrior IP.

Chaoshead1911d ago

right
http://mwomercs.com/
"MechWarrior® is a registered trade-mark of Microsoft Corporation and is used under license."
well,don't know why they let Piranha make it to MMO

ATi_Elite1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

Smith & Tinker negotiated the licensing rights of Mechwarrior back from M$.

Raf1k11911d ago

I thought this was being released on 360 and PC? Or is this a completely different game?

ATi_Elite1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

Smith & Tinker negotiated the licensing rights of Mechwarrior back from M$.

also Smith & Tinker own MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies and other FASA titles and plan on releasing them all at some point.

Russ Bullock the Head guy i think over at Pirahna Games help in the Negotiations and is a a friend of Jordan Weisman (Smith & Tinker) so that's why Pirahna games gets the Dev nod.

MechWarrior Online is a PC Exclusive...so far unless M$ ponies up some dough. But Mechwarrior being Free 2 Play is brand new news to me. Their website has ZERO news on this being released for the 360.

and being Free 2 Play almost guarantees it stays a PC Exclusive so lets hope Pirahna Games goes all out and give fans what they want.

Q3 2012 release date.

Saryk1911d ago

I usually won’t say this. But Mechwarrior needs to stay a PC exclusive. Mechwarrior is a simulation and there is no way a console could handle the complexity of this game.

thebudgetgamer1911d ago

I guess you never heard of Mechassault.

NotSoSilentBob1911d ago

I guess you never played Mechassault? Or if you have you never played an actual MechWarrior game.

thebudgetgamer1911d ago

I still have the giant controller.

NotSoSilentBob1911d ago

You have the steel battalion controller. That is different then a MechWarrior game.

Saryk1911d ago

Mechassault is a action game, not a simulation. Never played it myself, but from what I read, it was good, but there were big differences.

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palaeomerus1911d ago

Tekki: Steel Batallion LAUGHS at this idea that you can't fdo a complex sim on a console.

Saryk1911d ago

Yeah, every one is going to burn $200 to play something on a console. I thought consoles were cheaper?

dredgewalker1911d ago

I've been waiting for a new Mechwarrior game for years! Harmony Gold better not get in the way of this game!

FlyShootRaceSims1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

I think the 360 could handle it. Imagine a Far Cry 2 scale of maps with MadCat prawling along, lol! MS should also bring back the MechCommander series, but only for the PC!

If they bring back Mechwarrior, there should be pitch battles this time around instead of the usual lonewolf type of missions, IMHO.

JOHN_DOH1911d ago

Check out mechwarrior:living legends. It's a total conversion mod of crysis that's free to download (must own crysis)

FlyShootRaceSims1911d ago

I much appreciate your info. Although I haven't kept track of Mechwarrior + mods, I'm still a big fan.