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MechWarrior Online built on CryEngine 3

Friday, 18th November 2011 01:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

MechWarrior Online will be built on Crytek’s award-winning CryEngine 3. According to a post on the game’s website, Piranha Bytes president Russ Bullock believes the tech will allow for “a truly unique AAA experience”.

The long-awaited return to a beloved PC gaming franchise was announced at the end of October as a free-to-play MMO mech sim which plays out the series canon in real time conflicts.

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  1. BULArmy

    All good with the CryEngine, but Piranha Bytes are Risen and Gothic developer. Those are Piranha games.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. revolting

    “The long-awaited return to a beloved PC gaming franchise was announced at the end of October as a free-to-play MMO”

    A lot of the press reporting this since the reveal seem to have randomly assumed that MWO is an MMO, for no real reason at all based on the information available. At no point has there been any indication that it is such, and their latest FAQ posted yesterday ( http://mwomercs.com/news/2011/11/27-developer-qa-1 ) states pretty clearly that that’s not what they’re building:

    “Each game spawns its own dedicated server, these are not persistent like WoW, as mentioned that would take us into MMO territory. There is persistent game world information, i.e. match results are communicated to affect the balance of power in the Inner Sphere, who owns what planet etc. but there is no true persistent world, more of a persistent meta-game.”

    It’s a multplayer match-based game with long-term large-scale victory rewards, somewhere between MAG and Global Agenda. Which could be ace, as long as that’s what you’re expecting it to be. Unfortunately people assuming it’s a full MMO and then raging out at the announcement (in that same FAQ) that there will be no PVE at launch is already giving it a bad name on some of the larger MMO sites who also assumed and reported it will be an MMO, and consequently have already spawned a lot of disappointed would-be MMO mech pilots. Which is more than a little unfair. Games should be judged for what they are, not what they aren’t.

    #2 3 years ago