Nov 182011

Suddenly, free-to-play games have just gone to a whole new level.

The hot online action of mechs blowing each other apart took a turn for the awesome with the announcement from Crytek and Piranha Games that MechWarrior Online will use CryENGINE3 to power the blistering battles of robotic mayhem.

From early information, it looks like the F2P model will probably be supported by supplementing your in-game income to purchase newer, more powerful parts to customize your mech to better suit your play style. Well, of course, that’s the entire point of free games. When Valve made Team Fortress 2 free-to-play, their income from the in-game store (The Mann-Conomy) increased five-fold. Could this be a precursor to higher-quality games coming to us for free? I sure hope so.

I’d suggest heading over to their site to register for an account now!