Piranha Games News


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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MechWarrior Online mech customization detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2012 7:00am PDT

As every mech pilot knows, tweaking your mech is half the fun of stomping around in a towering killbot. Piranha Games has lifted the wraps off MechWarrior Online's mech customisation, which'll let you mess with everything from guns to paintwork.


"I was about 5 when my brother got this. It's what got me into the whole universe. "

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MechWarrior Online first gameplay trailer stomps out

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2012 1:30pm PDT

At long last, the first first gameplay trailer for stompy free-to-play revival MechWarrior Online has been released. Yes indeedy there are plenty of lasers, missiles, cannons and explosions.


"That vid looks damn sexy! Gawd I am such a Battletech geek it hurts. So happy this IP is back in ..."

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MechWarrior Online aiming for 12v12

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2011 10:45am PST

Piranha's free-to-play stompy robot game MechWarrior Online is aiming to offer multiplayer mech melee in size 12v12, assuming it can deliver a "solid play experience" at that scale. This revelation and more come from a new community Q&A.


""Hardcore Battletech devotees..."? You mean all gamers in general. haha"

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MechWarrior Online to use CryEngine 3

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 17, 2011 1:45pm PST

Piranha Games' upcoming MechWarrior Online will use CryEngine 3.


"That was decision based. Cryengine has always had desctruction of anything you wanted and ..."

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MechWarrior Online concept art reveals evolution of 'Atlas'

By Xav de Matos, Nov 09, 2011 7:00pm PST

MechWarrior Online developer Alex Iglesias discusses his work redesigning the classic mechs in the upcoming free-to-play title, and shows off concept art featuring the 'Atlas' mech.


"then again, this is all old news to me, as I read the interview and saw the picture right after ..."

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MechWarrior Online not 'Pay-2-Win'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 07, 2011 11:00am PST

MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has insisted that the mech combat action-sim won't be "pay-2-win," provocatively explaining "why you want MechWarrior Online to be free-to-play."


"This is going to be awesome! I know that I won't *have* to pay for it, but I would!"

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MechWarrior reboot was derailed by Microsoft blocking PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2011 10:45am PDT

The initial incarnation of Piranha Games' MechWarrior reboot, revealed yesterday to have become free-to-play PC exclusive MechWarrior Online, was stymied by "a Microsoft restriction" blocking a PS3 edition.


"So basically all bets are off if you decide to put legs on a fighter jet, huh?"

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MechWarrior reboot goes free-to-play, PC only

By Xav de Matos, Oct 31, 2011 7:30pm PDT

After two years of radio silence since first revealing a MechWarrior reboot was in the works, developer Piranha Games has revealed that the game will be a PC-exclusive title sporting a free-to-play business model.


"What if you could play in your heavy or light assault, but it wasn't decked to the nine's? Shall ..."

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