Thought I'd share this with any mech-heads out there who're looking for their next fix.
Not a lot of info on it at the moment, really the only thing that's clear is that Piranha, a little podunk dev from nowhere is working on a game with WESTERN [i.e not shitty, with the risk of sounding biased] mechs in a definite Mechwarrior style.
Read up and eat your hearts out. I'll post more as it becomes available.
[EDIT: Alright, so its confirmed here. Looks like the game is making its way to the 360 and the PC, so hopefully it won't have its wings clipped and hideously arcadified to hell and back thanks to the ever growing limitations the console places on PC ports. Anyow, cross your fingers!]
[Edit 2: http://www.mektek.net/index.php?ind=...ingle&ide=1067
Battletech.com isn't actually distributing the game yet, but if this turns out to be true its quite awesome sauce (and may also hint at the direction they are taking the new game).]In honor of BattleTech's 25th anniversary, Smith and Tinker has authorized MekTek.net and MekTek Studios to distribute MechWarrior 4 (along with its expansion packs) completely free. For years, MekTek.net has been the central point for online distribution of MechWarrior 4 expansion packs. Now they can provide the core game free to the fans as well. Keep an eye on BattleTech.com – the free download will be available soon!