MechWarrior Online Open Beta launches

The highly anticipated release of MechWarrior Online draws one step nearer, as the Open Beta phase of the game went live today. In an announcement made to the press, Russ Bullock, President of Piranha Games took the time to talk about the release of the Open Beta.

“After a brief delay, we are very excited to open up the game and look forward to continuing to expand the Inner Sphere to both new players and our loyal fans. They have offered critical and immediate feedback, helping make MechWarrior Online the game it is today,” said Bullock.

He continued on, stating that “We’re excited to enter this phase of development with our publishing partner, Infinite Games Publishing. Working together we have laid the groundwork for a full pipeline of content between now and our official launch early next year, and beyond.”

The game is set in the distant future, 3049 to be exact, following a brutal interstellar war, and features a number of hulking mechanized warriors for you to pilot and master. Some of our staff has gotten the chance to sit down with the game already, and it’s a blast (although the learning curve is a bit steep).

You can sign up for the Open Beta at now and begin playing for free. Not convinced? Check out the trailer below and make a decision for yourself. Enjoy!