With the announcement of the new Mechwarrior game, there seems to be a good deal of early buzz and anticipation already. I’m actually quite surprised by the whole thing, as I figured people just weren’t into the half-simulation/half-action type of games anymore. But not only is the new Mechwarrior announced (not as a sequel, but as a series reboot), but it’s also including some of the original “unseen” mechs, such as the Warhammer and Rifleman whose image rights had been lost over the years.
For more info, IGN has a news article with the new Mechwarrior trailer and a 6-page interview with Jordan Weisman.
Mechwarrior History – New game development added
Surprisingly good news has popped up, as it looks like a new Mechwarrior game will be announced shortly. Smith & Tinker had aquired the IP from Microsoft some time ago, and as I had mentioned then, there had to be a reason behind it.
According to Shack News, Piranha Studios is working on the new game. Should be fun to see where it goes…
In other sequel news, Deus Ex 3 has been noticably absent as of late. For whatever reason, I had convinced myself that the game would pop up in some form – screenshot, movie, demo – at this year’s E3, and even though I let myself sit through and watch it on G4, there was no mention of it whatsoever.
Stephane D’Astous of Eidos Montreal recently posted this cryptic message on his twitter account: “DX3 has never been so greenlight!” I’m assuming that it means some portion of the game has been given the go-ahead, and not that that Deus Ex 3 has been in limbo for the past several months. Either way, hopefully more info will be made available soon.
Zzzz your site is sooo out of date..
CSA WTF it’s CCA Dummy!
Shit, you’re completely right. And the worst part of it all? It’s probably been like that for 10 years. The terminology is correct now, but as far as the rest of the Battlezone section being completely out of date: it’s just an archive at this point, so it’s going to stay that way.