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
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 it’s important that you get
this information straight from us before it hits the press, so here’s the deal
in a nutshell: Paradox will provide marketing support, localization services,
and funds for additional testing in exchange for a cut of the game’s sales. This
allows us to focus all our efforts on making a great game while maintaining
complete creative control.
I’m 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, they’re huge fans of our work on the Shadowrun Returns series and are
really excited about our game - good qualities in a publisher, right?)