To say the MechWarrior franchise is storied would be a massive understatement. Part of the BattleTech universe, the precursor to the MechWarrior brand in the gamer conscious came by way of Westwood Studios, this blogger’s favorite studio when he was worried about cooties. Fast forward to 1994 and the first MechWarrior is released to the 8-bit gaming world. For many, it wasn’t until the series headed to PCs that it made a name for itself, furthered by a return to console.
Twenty three years after debuting, Piranha Games is finally ready to begin detailing the multiple title ahead of its 2012 release. MechWarrior Online! Piranha Games allows gamers to enter the vertical tanks and unleash all sorts of carnage on one another, from powerful lasers to missile assaults. The battles in these futuristic war machines are rarely the same thanks to changing terrain. Player customization, territorial control and intel warfare round out the offerings of the upcoming free-to-play game.