They say nothing is free, but last summer Smith and Tinker announced that MechWarrior 4 would be released for free on the PC. MekTek Inc would handle the release, along with all the expansions. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s legal department decided that they needed to get involved and delayed the release.
MekTek announced today that Microsoft has cleared them to release MechWarrior 4 for free. This is great news for fans of the older MechWarrior titles, before they jumped to the Xbox with Mech Assault 1 and 2. MekTek was struggling to stay afloat during the delay. Now that the legal issues are resolved, the release should be just around the corner.
Keep an eye on Platform Nation to find out when the game drops planetside.