MechWarrior Online has been in closed beta for a while, but now it’s time to get down to business, as Piranha Games finally announced with a press release the beginning of the open beta.
The next phase of the test, that will be open to everyone, will begin on Tuesday, October the 16th, while the Founders Program (that provided quite a few perks and access to the closed beta) will be officially discontinued on the 14th.
Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games (that I recently interviewed here) commented:
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the fans over the course of our closed beta period. The amazing fans and the high quality feedback given to our team have helped us craft MechWarrior Online into a true MechWarrior gameplay experience. We’re more than excited to open up the game and look forward to continuing to expand the InnerSphere with our loyal fans.
Having played the closed beta for a while, I can definitely say that the game has great potential to be what MechWarrior fans craved for a decade, so I’ll be very much ready to welcome all the new targets that will come get some next week. My Gauss cannon is definitely ready for you guys.