From PC game 'MechWarrior Online'.
Piranha Games' free-to-play MechWarrior Online is little more than a week old following its official full launch on September 17, but the game's development team is already looking towards the future.
Chatting on camera during the game's official North American launch event in San Francisco, Pirahna Games' Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman first talked about the game's release before hinting at things to come.
"This is two years in the making, you know," Bullock stated. "We're really excited to be at this point finally after all the hard work."
Working with an IP that nearly three decades of gaming history behind it wasn't an easy task, say the devs, but they were happy to do it.
"Both Russ and I played the original MechWarriors," Ekman pointed out. "To be able to bring this franchise back to modern gaming is huge and to be a part of that legacy now - this 30 year legacy - it makes us very proud."
Once the dust settles from the game's launch, however, it's back to work for the folks at Piranha Games. The company already has a good amount of content planned in just the first year alone.
"This is just the beginning," said Bullock. "We've now laid the framework and the base of this big pyramid and we've got this really fun core action experience that people can play."
The game already boasts hunderds of different mech variations at players disposals and two more maps are already in the works for release this year, which will bring the total to ten playable areas. Bullock pointed out, however, that there's yet more in the works.
"We're gonna continue with major releases," he explained. "We've got a major update to our user interface, a major update in the faction war that Bryan mentioned [earlier in the interview], and then the clan invasion comes which is another big thing MechWarrior fans know about."
Bullock continues, "This is the start, really. We're just saying to the world 'Hey, it might be officially launched now, but we're not done by any stretch."
MechWarrior Online can be played for free by visiting http://mwomercs.com/ and downloading the official game client.