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Piranha Games, Infinite Game Publishing and Nvidia released a new developer diary featuring a brief look at the customization of the mechs as well as a quick rundown of what to expect from the weapon loadouts. The video is actually chock full of mech-on-mech action and anyone who likes seeing twisted metal on 100 ton mechanical warriors will enjoy the video.
One thing totally worth noting, though, is that Mechwarrior Online is a true-to-form mech game. It's not like a rip-off or a clone or a bad port, the game stays entirely true to the roots of the Battletech video game universe and all the intricacies that come along with it. For instance, heatsinks for large mechs still play a prominent role in keeping the mecha-giants cooled. Weapon loadouts and armor types will also determine how much punishment your mech can take and what kind of dmage your mech can deal.
All the micromanagement aspects of Mechwarrior have been retained and you can check it out in the dev diary below.
This is kind of a complete opposite about-face to Hawken. Have you seen Hawken? Well, the best way to describe that game is like Call of Duty in mechs. Mechwarrior is a very deliberate, technical, team-based MMO with RPG qualities. Hawken is a fast-paced, lone-wolf style action-MMO for the twitch-crowd.
If you're a fan of the older Mechwarrior games and wanted something along those lines then Mechwarrior Online will probably be your cup of mechanical tea. You can learn more about the game or sign-up for the beta by paying a visit to the game's Official Website.