MechWarrior

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MechWarrior
MechWarrior reboot.jpg
MechWarrior logo
Genre(s)Vehicle simulation
Vehicular combat
Developer(s)Dynamix
Activision
Zipper Interactive
FASA Interactive
Tsunami Visual Technologies
Wandering Samurai Studios
Personae Studios
Piranha Games
Publisher(s)Activision
Hasbro Interactive
Microsoft
Personae Studios
Infinite Game Publishing
Piranha Games
Platform(s)MS-DOS, Sharp X68000, PC-98, Super NES, Sega Genesis, Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Arcade, iOS
First releaseMechWarrior
1989
Latest releaseMechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
December 10, 2019

MechWarrior is a series of video games set in the fictional universe of BattleTech.

Games[edit]

Within the MechWarrior games, players take control of a single BattleMech and combat other BattleMechs, tanks, infantry, and more, from within the cockpit of their machine. A third-person alternate view is available in MechWarrior 2, 3, 4, Online, and 5. Both MechWarrior 2 and MechWarrior 3 were Origins Award winners, taking Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game 1995 and Best Action Computer Game 1999 respectively. MechWarrior: Living Legends was the recipient of the ModDB 2009 Mod of the Year[1] and - due to rules preventing one mod from winning the same award twice[2] - an Honorable Mention in 2010. MechWarrior: Living Legends is not an actual MechWarrior mod, but rather a complete conversion of a completely unrelated game, Crysis Warhead.[3]

In-universe timeline[edit]

Live-action film[edit]

Electric Entertainment, a Hollywood production company founded by Dean Devlin, currently holds the option to produce a feature film based on the MechWarrior universe.[5] In 2003, Devlin approached Paramount to pitch the project but failed to receive funding. The project is currently in development limbo.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ModDB.com 2009 Mod of the Year winners". webcitation.org: ModDB.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  2. ^ "ModDB 2010 Mod of the Year awards and rules". WebCite: ModDB.com, DesuraNET. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  3. ^ "ModDB.com 2010 Players Choice Award". webcitation.org: ModDB.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. ^ MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  5. ^ Linder, Brian (2003-02-27). "Coming Soon: MechWarrior Movie". IGN. Retrieved 2009-07-11.