New MechWarrior confirmed

Written by Joe Martin

July 9, 2009 | 11:08

Tags: #mech #mecha #mechwarrior #mechwarrior-5 #robot

Companies: #ea #electronic-arts #piranha-games

Yesterday's rumours that an announcement for a new MechWarrior game was on the way have been confirmed, with developer Piranha Games confirming that it is definitely working on a new game in the series.

Dubbed simply as MechWarrior, the game will be essentially be a reboot for the robot-piloting franchise and will boast a number of new features, most notably a new dynamic battlefield.

Piranha has also claimed that it'll be eschewing the idea of players switching to new mechwarrior robots as they progress through the game, instead encouraging gamers to choose a style of mech early on and then focus on upgrading it over the course of the game by tinkering with new weapons and abilities.

The new MechWarrior game was confirmed yesterday via IGN, with Piranha Games claiming that only now has console technology progressed to a point where it'll actually feel like commanding a giant robot killing machine - a claim we're a bit dubious about.

No details have yet been announced about a publisher or release data apparently, though it's rumoured that Electronic Arts is attached to the title. The game has been confirmed for both Xbox 360 and PC though, with no word of a PlayStation 3 release.

Of slight concern though is the fact that Piranha Games' last release was the movie tie-in game, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - which wasn't met with a hugely positive reaction, scoring a metacritic score of 64 for the Xbox 360 version. Still, there are plenty of studios that make awful movie tie-ins and who go on to make other better games when given free reign - so let us know what your hopes for MechWarrior are in the forums.
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