MechWarrior Online was expected to go into open beta earlier in the month, but after closed beta testers raised concerns about stability and balancing, the doors were kept firmly shut. It’s been a busy few weeks of patching and tweaking for the development team, who now believe they’re ready to let wannabe pilots into the fray come October 29.
Despite the beta delay, interest in the free-to-play combat sim is high; Founder’s Program purchases have brought in over $5 million since the scheme launched in July. MechWarrior Online lets you take on the role of a mercenary and participate in the transmedia franchise’s official canon, which it re-enacts in realtime; it’s expected to launch in full during 2013.
Source: Blue’s News