MechWarrior Online Gets a Launch Date

Posted July 4, 2013  

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MechWarrior Online Launch Date Revealed

Version 1.0 coming September 17.

Piranha Games has announced the launch date for its BattleTech-inspired online first-person shooter MechWarrior Online. The game will hit version 1.0 and officially launch on September 17, 2013.

The company also revealed some interesting statistics about the game alongside the launch announcement. You can read them below:

“Since the launch of Open Beta, players have spent more than 9.6 million hours or 1100 years playing MechWarrior Online, resulting in the annihilation of more than 46,941,487 Mechs. These loyal fans have lovingly destroyed 3 billion tons of metal on the battlefield, which is 8,359 Empire State Buildings, resulting in devastating carnage across the Inner Sphere, MechWarrior-style. Stacked end to end, these destroyed Mechs would reach to the moon and back 1,221 times. The total cost of this damage is a staggering 18,316,519,465 C-bills.

As far as the economy of the Inner Sphere, the MechWarrior Online player base has earned a whopping 10.1 trillion C-Bills. By comparison, the U.S. GDP is 14.99 trillion USD. The Inner Sphere fires far more missiles than the U.S., however, as 12,623,214,618 missiles have been fired since Open Beta.

This month alone the amount of lasers fired by pilots is a ¡°mere¡± 2,451,270,519, but who said that Mech power can¡¯t be used for good? That¡¯s enough raw energy to power 87 million homes for one month.”

MechWarrior Online is currently in open beta testing. To learn more and join the beta, head over to the official website.