Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes have entered into a partnership to develop Battletech, a turn-based tactical mech game from the creators of Shadowrun Returns. The project is being lead by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, Mitch Gitelman, Producer of the MechCommander series, and Mike McCain, Creative Director of the Shadowrun series.
Could Battletech end up on our list ofwhen it launches later on in 2017? We can't wait to find out!
Battletech was successfully Kickstarted in November, but Paradox Interactive are coming on board to help with the publishing role.
”We couldn’t miss the chance to work with Harebrained Schemes given how big of fans we are of their work on the Shadowrun Returns series. The opportunity to reintroduce our strategy-minded players to the tactical roots of the BattleTech universe makes this partnership even sweeter,” said Johan Sjöberg, Chief Product Officer of Paradox Interactive. “We are as excited about BATTLETECH as the early backers are, and we can’t wait to do our part to bring the game to market.”
“We at HBS have enormous respect for the long history of quality strategy games that Paradox has published and we are proud to have BATTLETECH become part of that history,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes. “We are confident in our ability to create a game worthy of the MechWarrior franchise’s legacy and are really excited to have Paradox’s expertise as a publisher to help us present BATTLETECH to the widest possible audience.”
Battletech is set in the year of 3025, where the universe is struck with the conflict of perpetual civil war, as noble houses fight to take control using huge, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. The game will feature a story campaign and PvP multiplayer when it launches in 2017 for the PC. Check back soon for more.