MechWarrior “aiming” for four-player co-op

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 9 July 2009 10:49 GMT

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Pirahna president Russ Bullock has confirmed to IGN that the newly-revealed MechWarrior reboot is to have four-way co-op, with each player taking on a separate mech in a “lance,” a robot team built of light, medium, heavy, and assault class mechs.

“We’re really aiming for four player co-op,” said the dev. “I really want to see the possibility for anywhere between one and four. Again, these are just initial thoughts, but similar to how in Gears of War, you can go through the entire campaign with someone or not. We’d like to have that – I’d love to see you going through that.

Bullock added that the MechWarrior IP in general is well-suited for co-op play.

“We can’t imagine hardly a better property for it: when you think of a lance as four mechs, we have an opportunity here to have a four-player lance, all with player controlled mechs and utilizing all four classes of the mechs in the universe from light, medium, heavy, and assault,” he said.

Hit the link for the entire, epic interview with Bullock and series creator Jordan Weisman.

The game was confirmed for PC and 360 today, although it’s looking very early doors at the moment.

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