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Weisman Licenses MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies Rights From Microsoft

FASA, WizKids and 42 Entertainment founder Jordan Weisman has announced, via the website of his newest venture-backed startup Smith & Tinker, that he has licensed the 'electronic entertainment' rights to his MechWarrior, Shadowrun and Crimson Skies properties from Microsoft.

It is unclear as of yet what form Weisman's plans for these franchises might take. But given the transmedia nature of his recent ventures, and job advertisements asking for experts with Web 2.0 and online game expertise, online world/MMO elements to the company's projects seem likely.

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ASSASSYN 36o3580d ago

I am happy for this. Microsoft butchered shadowrun and mechwarrior. Crimson skies was some what sliced up but held up well on the xbox.

thezuur3580d ago (Edited 3580d ago )

oh how awesome it would be to see MECH-Warrior come back in ANY HD form. my love for that series may never die, despite how i hated it at times for being ridiculously difficult.

---Mech Warrior 3 was the best. you could clearly see teams were changed with MW4.

Bolts3580d ago

Why hate on Mechwarrior 4, thats one of my fav Mechwarrior :) Number 3 was too sim-ish, they went in the right direction with Mechwarrior 4 by taking it into the semi-FPS realm.

Mechwarrior 1 and 2- Activision
Mechwarrior 3- Micropose
Mechwarrior 4- MS

Microsoft managed to produce a few solid Mechwarrior tittles but sales were dissapointing so they burried it. Too bad because this franchise is prime for a comeback.

The Crimson Skies franchise is just dying for the Warhawk treatment, just think of the possibilities.

Dlacy13g3580d ago

This is the BEST news I have read all day. Now day dreaming about what could come of this.

I Call 9MM3580d ago

Oh would I ever love another Mechwarrior game (not MechAssault, but real Mechwarrior). Used to play that way back when it came out on Windows 95 without 3D acceloration and it (Mechwarrior 2) was one of the best games ever. And it's expansion pack and the spin-off sequel, Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries, where great in their own rights. Cross your fingers.

Rooted_Dust3580d ago (Edited 3580d ago )

How crazy would that be?!?! They need to bring back more of the "In the (word for where the pilot sits that is blocked by the language filter)" games, like this and the X-Wing vs Tie-Fighter franchise. How fun would it be to go online with your own Mech and have a War, not just a death-match.

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