CryENGINE 3 Powers MechWarrior Online
Back in the nineties, it seemed like there was a new MechWarrior game every five minutes. The franchise has been dormant for many years, however, despite the enduring popularity of giant, heavily-armed mechanical exoskeletons.
In 2012, however, the original is back, courtesy of Piranha games’ forthcoming MechWarrior Online. The free-to-play title will feature futuristic BattleMech combat and a wealth of unlocks (including, we assume given the free-to-play, the dreaded microtransactions). The big new out of the Piranha camp this week is that the game will use CryENGINE 3, which powered the similarly mechanical carnage of Crytek’s Crysis 2 earlier this year. Stay tuned to GameFront for more coverage of MechWarrior Online — when the first screens hit of the engine in action, look for them here.