Harebrained Schemes announces a Kickstarter backer beta for BATTLETECH
will kick off on June 1st. This comes along with word that they've struck a new
partnership with Paradox Interactive, who will publish the mech strategy game.
There's a new PDXCON trailer
celebrating the publishing deal and a new
beta trailer featuring some multiplayer gameplay and some harebrained antics
from Harebrained Schemes. Here's word on the new deal:
somewhere in Sweden, BattleTech & MechWarrior creator Jordan Weisman is
announcing a partnership between Harebrained Schemes and Paradox Interactive to
publish BATTLETECH on PC. As our Backers, we feel itís important that you get
this information straight from us before it hits the press, so hereís the deal
in a nutshell: Paradox will provide marketing support, localization services,
and funds for additional testing in exchange for a cut of the gameís sales. This
allows us to focus all our efforts on making a great game while maintaining
complete creative control.
Iím really excited that HBS will have the chance to work with Paradox as they
are the clear category leader for PC strategy games. We respect the quality and
depth of their games and they have lots of players and fans in our studio.
Equally important to us is the way that Paradox respects and engages with their
community, values we share.
(Plus, theyíre huge fans of our work on the Shadowrun Returns series and are
really excited about our game - good qualities in a publisher, right?)
Re: Paradox Publishing BATTLETECH; Backer Beta Next Month
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2017, 13:32: Glad they are making progress, and have a publisher so they can make money beyond the KS. I like Mechcommander back in the day.
One hope I have for the success of this project is a modern single player Mechwarrior game.
Don't joke around. A modern MechWarrior 2 Mercenaries. Damn.
People go on and on about games that should be remade or remastered etc, often listing things without putting much thought into it.
A faithful, good, modern MechWarrior Mercenaries game would have me huddled over my monitor all night.
I replayed that so many times I knew every contract, the best path to take as it were. Salvaging mechs from the get go, which mech and setup for each contract.
Swear I can still imagine the sounds of the buttons and ambience with a voiceover saying "Connecting to Comstar..",, "Accessing..". It all felt so great just settings things up, learning the details and then getting into the gameplay just a blast.
I remember hearing something about a new MechWarrior Mercenaries, though honestly I'm not holding my breath. So many good franchises have just been thoroughly ruined with sequels the franchise would be better off without. I'd love for it to be good but I'm not going to get my hopes up without good reason.