CRYTEK have been on a bit of a winning streak lately with the CRYENGINE 3. Several developers and animators have announced that they will be liscensing the engine to create their products throughout 2012. The one we have taken notice of however is MechWarrior Online.
The upcoming free to play game MechWarrior Online has announced that they will be powered by CryENGINE 3, claiming that they will be bringing in a new era of “true AAA quality” for free-to-play gaming. Knowing what the engine is capable of and knowing what the franchise is capable of, it very well could be…unless they stuff it up of course.
Due for release in 2012 along with several other CryENGINE licensed free-to-play titles, Director of Global Business Development CryENGINE Carl Jones claims that
“2012 will see a new segment in the games industry – as free-to-play games will step up to offer true AAA quality to gamers.”
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech™. Command your Mech™ and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.
MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.
MechWarrior® Online™ will focus on four distinct pillars:
• Mech Warfare, the embodiment of Mech to Mech combat.
• Role Warfare, the ability for player’s to customize their experience to suit their own style of gameplay.
• Community Warfare, the ability to let the players take part in epic combat for territorial control.
• Information Warfare, an element on the battlefield that incorporates information technology to help control the fight.
You can head over to www.mwomercs.com now to reserve your pilot name and register for the beta.
While ont he subject of CRYENGINE check out this Titanic video made with CRYENGINE.