MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has recently released a series of large updates for MechWarrior Online. The culmination of which is adding the long-awaited Community Warfare (“Faction Play”) feature that allows players to collectively take part in the great Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere. Today the Faction Play phase of development is now ready for full player participation with additional large updates planned for the near future as the game also goes live on Steam.
“Launching the game on Steam gives us the ability to introduce the unique and deep gameplay experience of MechWarrior to entirely new audiences,” said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. “We’re entering a new phase of our development of MechWarrior with this latest update, and we’re excited to begin engaging our loyal fan base in new ways as we head into the next year. It’s been a long road to today’s update with a lot of challenges that we’ve overcome with the support of the MechWarrior community, and we’re looking forward to meeting the new pilots on the battlefield as we continue to expand MechWarrior Online.”
On December 11th, Piranha Games will be holding an event at their development headquarters in Vancouver. The event will be live-streamed on Twitch.TV, the stream can be found here. It will be live from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. Pacific, and will feature future development announcements and live streamed matches. Also, at the event will be one-hundred lucky MechWarrior fans who get the honor of being in Vancouver to attend the live-streamed event with the developers of the game.
The game is available for play on regional servers in North America, Europe, and the Oceanic region. The game currently features 19 maps and over 350 Mechs to choose from. New pilots are also offered a complete tutorial experience in the “MechWarrior Academy” to familiarize themselves with the competitive aspects of MechWarrior Online. Boasting a very active community that provides feedback to the developers, MechWarrior Online has easily become the most complete MechWarrior multiplayer experience currently available.
For more information you can check out the games Steam page found here, or the official website here. For more great articles and other news on all your favorite topics, be sure to check out the rest of The Nerd Stash.
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