MechWarrior 4 to be released free "soon"
BattleTech.com 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.
2000's MechWarrior 4 and all its expansions will be bundled and distributed by fan mod community MekTek.net though its BattleTech.com site.
The giveaway is billed as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MekTek community and the 25th anniversary of the BattleTech universe, a science-fiction world of battling big robots that's been realised in board games, role-playing games and novels as well as the MechWarrior series.
"We welcome the opportunity for the MekTek team to officially take a leadership role in the cultivation and development of the on-line MechWarrior 4 communities in support and anticipation of the recently announced MechWarrior game by Smith & Tinker and Piranha games," said MekTek in a statement.
"The free download will be available soon!"
The new MechWarrior is in development for PC and 360, but has no date or publisher as yet.