Looks like MechWarrior Online is finally ready to head into open beta. Piranha Games and publisher Infinite confirmed today that the online mech shooter would be entering open beta next week, October 16. That'd be Tuesday.
For players in the paid up, the Founder's Program will officially end at midnight on Sunday, October 14. To claim your head start (closed beta access), there's still some time left. Of course, early access isn't the only benefit to purchasing the game.
Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games, released a message of gratitude to the MechWarrior community:
"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.”
The whole premise of this free online game (paying is an option), is an interstellar war, still in the early stages. Mercenaries are recruited to take part, bringing powerful Mechs into the battlefield. Run in, blow other mercs up, profit.