Watch out Perpetuum, there’s a new mech MMO in town. Last week Piranha Games launched the official website for their upcoming MMO game, MechWarrior Online. Currently there’s no set release date, but the FAQ does give a tentative date of 2012.
MechWarrior Online will take place in the year 3049 of the BattleTech Universe and will be free-to-play, powered by micro-transactions. The game uses a first-person camera perspective, however there could be an option for third-person as stated in the FAQ. The game will also have a persistent world called the Inner Sphere where players in Merc Corps will be fighting for control of various border planets.
You can check out the full FAQ for more information and details about MechWarrior Online.