Piranha Games News


MechWarrior 5 in development by Piranha Games, the studio that made MechWarrior Online

By David Craddock, Dec 05, 2016 1:45pm PST

MechWarrior Online will continue development as well.


"I'm assuming they labeled some of these mercenaries to describe the fact that you're not aligned ..."

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MechWarrior Online now rocking 12v12

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 08, 2013 7:30am PDT

If 16 robots stomping around the battlefield is a barrel of laughs, just imagine how much fun 24 is. MechWarrior Online has hoped for a long time that it'd be able to support 12v12 matches, but ran at 8v8 for most of its beta. With the official launch only six weeks away, th...


""performance improvements" actually means less fps at PGI. Unless they want everyone to run at ..."

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MechWarrior Online to officially launch September 17

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2013 2:50pm PDT

MechWarrior Online will launch its official version 1.0 on September 17, Piranha has announced.


"I consider myself a very finicky player. MWO has not only held my interest throughout the beta ..."

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MechWarrior Online to launch in 'late summer'

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 8:00am PDT

Developer Piranha Games has been releasing regular updates for MechWarrior Online since the game went into open beta in late October. But now, Shacknews has learned of three new features that will be rolling out leading up to the game's official release late this summer.


"Again, the revelation that you were a sailor, was not revelatory."

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MechWarrior Online double XP weekend incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2013 8:15am PST

You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend...


"Still in open beta, but definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the series."

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MechWarrior Online introduces capture-and-hold mode

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 18, 2012 10:45am PST

Free-to-play stompy robot sim MechWarrior Online is bolstered with a new mode today, Conquest. It seems to be your standard competitive team-based capture-and-hold mode, only with, you know, giant stompy robots. Lovely jubbly.


"Yep, fucking hate this mode. Games take twice as long because there's going to be one light ..."

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MechWarrior Online patch adds paintjobs

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST

Sure, stomping around inside a storeys-high robot is pretty good, but wouldn't painting a storeys-high robot pretty colours be even more fun? Robot fanciers rejoice, for MechWarrior Online's latest patch added the ability to customise your pretty metal toys, if you can live ...


"MWO is as far as you can get from the FPS genre while still playing in first person. Its a ..."

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MechWarrior Online open beta on again for Monday

By John Keefer, Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT

The on then off open beta for MechWarrior Online is finally on again, this time slated for Monday. Hopefully, developer Piranha Games has fixed the stability issues that will have delayed it for almost two weeks.


"I prefer the D variant. I run it with max armour, 4 med. lasers, 2 SRM-6's with 3 tons of ammo, ..."

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MechWarrior Online sales pass $5 million before launch

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT

Though MechWarrior Online will be free-to-play when it launches, players have already coughed up more than $5 million to play the beta version through its Founder's Program. Things are looking good for the stompy robot sim, then, and publisher Infinite Game Publishing is pre...


"It plays like Counter-Strike with mechs at the moment (which I find quite compelling). Gameplay ..."

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MechWarrior Online open beta delayed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 16, 2012 6:45am PDT

Good little MechWarrior that you are, you're may be reading this from your repurposed fighter jet seat, headset atop your melon, dual joysticks in hand and pedals underfoot, eagerly waiting for MechWarrior Online's open beta to launch today. Ah. Problem. You've clearly misse...


"I thought there was a thread on it last week. Maybe I'm going crazy."

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MechWarrior Online open beta begins October 16

By John Keefer, Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT

If you haven't been one of the lucky ones to be honing their mech skills in preparation for the launch of MechWarrior Online later this year, then you'll want to jump into the open beta when it kicks off October 16.


"I've played MWO and Hawken both a bit, I'm in betas for both... so far I like Hawken more. ..."

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MechWarrior Online preview

By Thierry Nguyen, Aug 02, 2012 8:30am PDT

Year and years ago, MW2 didn't automatically translate into "Modern Warfare 2"; PC gamers were using that shorthand to refer to the fine giant...


"The year is 3025. You gotta wait a couple years till the in-game clock advances that far."

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MechWarrior Online heats up in Caustic Valley

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 24, 2012 7:30am PDT

Just as MechWarrior Online boasts an icy map where the cold messes with your mech, so it's also getting a roasty-toasty level with hazardous heat, named Caustic Valley. Come peep the trailer.


"! what he hell, there is a SP mode, pm me if you know know one will know."

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MechWarrior Online trailer visits the Frozen City

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has revealed the icy level Frozen City and its chilling effects on combat, with a video for you to look at and everything.


"That was my original though as well, then the beta footage started leaking and I lost control of ..."

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MechWarrior Online early access program detailed

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2012 12:30pm PDT

MechWarrior Online will allow players to purchase early access with tiered bonuses starting in June, developer Piranha Games announced today. The closed beta is kicking off this week.


"I've played Tribes Ascension as well, and like their F2P format. I haven't touched it since ..."

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