MechWarrior 4 to be released free "soon" gets distribution rights.

Perhaps looking to revive interest in the MechWarrior games ahead of its just-announced reboot, Smith & Tinker is allowing the last game in the PC series to be released for free.

New MechWarrior game announced

New MechWarrior game announced

Series reboot with RPG twist.

Piranha Games and Smith and Tinker are working on a brand new MechWarrior game, confirming reports yesterday.

Known simply as MechWarrior, it's a restart for the series on PC and Xbox 360 - platforms with the power to motion-capture robots for more believable action, according to an interview on IGN.

The pair are currently searching for a publisher and so have no idea when the game will be released, but their plans are ambitious: a single-player campaign, co-op for four and a full suite of multiplayer pursuits. They're even considering cross-play between PC and 360.

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