Smith & Tinker have given the thumbs up to MekTek to re-release MechWarrior 4 as a free game for fans of the BattleTech universe, which enjoys its 25th anniversary.
For fans this is "a chance to re-discover MechWarrior," and the timing couldn't be better since a new MechWarrior is being worked on by Smith & Tinker and Piranha Games.
"This free release of MechWarrior 4 commemorates BattleTech’s 25th anniversary as well as MekTek’s 10th anniversary, and will allow BattleTech fans a chance to re-discover MechWarrior, as well as help us bring in a new army of players who are discovering MechWarrior and the BattleTech universe for the first time, completely for free," says .
"We welcome the opportunity for the MekTek team to officially take a leadership role in the cultivation and development of the on-line MechWarrior 4 communities in support and anticipation of the recently announced MechWarrior game by Smith & Tinker and Piranha games."
MechWarrior 4 was released back in 2001, so naturally don't expect to have your visual socks blown off by it, especially if you've seen the new MechWarrior trailer...