The game just came out of Open Beta, and is now a Free-to-Play MMO. The game is developed by Piranha Games, and is published by Infinite Game Publishing. The open beta began on October 29 of this year, while it launched on September 17 of this year. The game itself is tied in with a larger game franchise, Mechwarrior, that had 5 previous games. Mechwarrior itself is also tied into the Battletech Franchise of books, TV shows, and board game.
|Mechwarrior Online's logo, which sports a metal aesthetic.|
The game revolves around Battlemechs, which are giant robots armed to the brim with weaponry. They come in 4 flavors. Light, Medium, Heavy, and Assault. Each have their own characteristics. For example, lights are usually used as scouts. Some 'mechs can have characteristics of other types, however.
The game is, as said previously, is free-to-play. You can find and download the client here: http://mwomercs.com/landingpad