Piranha Games has announced that MechWarrior Online will go into open beta next week on the 16th October, so mech fans can see what the fuss is about. The "Founder's Program" will officially end on the 14th October, while Founder's members can choose tiers of membership and get a head start .
For the uninitiated, MechWarrior Online takes place in the year 3049 during a massive interstellar war, where the mighty BattleMechs reign supreme. Players will be commanding and customizing their own Mech, including installing systems, replacing weapons, and tweaking armor.
MechWarrior Online has no release date, but will be a free-to-play title for PC.