If you’ve been following the drama surrounding the free release of MechWarrior 4, than you would be aware that the initial announcement, made last summer, was a bit premature. After nearly a year since the announcement came, MekTek Studios is pleased to announce, that Microsoft Legal has given the all clear for the free release of MechWarrior 4. This hallmark movement by Microsoft Games couldn’t come at a better time, as the MechWarrior community is attempting a rebirth, amidst announcement of a MechWarrior Reboot. Thank you Microsoft.
A few weeks ago we stuck our neck out and announced that our studio was struggling to see this release through to the end. We also released our MekPak 3.1, through our distribution and patching system MTX, which gave our developers an opportunity evaluate any unknown bugs. We’re glad our announcement and release worked, and we have many to thank for raising awareness, as the release of MechWarrior 4 is now imminent.
Some of the people we’d like to thank, to name a few, are those reporting gaming news such as Joystiq, Bluesnews, BigDownload, Fragland, Gamespy, IGN, Shacknews, and Slashdot. We’d also like to thank all major gaming forums for keeping this topic in discussion and not letting people forget about the promise of a MechWarrior free release. Of course, we’d like to thank our partners for pressing Microsoft to allow for the release of MechWarrior to the community including Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC., and Catalyst Game Labs. And finally we’d like to thank our community and the MechWarrior fans for standing behind MekTek when things appeared to be at their worst. Thank you for your continued support.
Please stay tuned for the release launch!