Saturday, May 1, 2010

MEKTEK: Mechwarrior 4 free release now available

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On the heels of GearLive.com’s release of codes for the XBOX 360 of the new Halo 4 through their Twitter feed, comes MekTek Studios and MekTek.net and their releasing of Mechwarrior 4 expansion packs through the website BattleTech.com

There had been some conflict about the free version of the game being released but now with the apparent releasing tool of using social sites such as Twitter and Facebook, the green light has been given to the release of Mechwarrior 4 by MekTek Studios. The re-release of the game had been in a legal battle but in the end it was MekTek and their exclusive deal with company Smith and Tinker that won out and has allowed for the free release of the game to the delight of hardcore gamers.

MekTek has been the home of the Mechwarrior franchise for the releasing of game expansions and the legal victory speaks volumes as it was Microsoft that put a stumbling block against its release. The release marks the 25th anniversary of Battletech and word is that a new Mechwarrior game is in the development stages and set for release probably sometime next year.

It was in 2009 that MekTek announced that it was going to re-release Mechwarrior 4 for free. Smith and Tinker had liscensed Mechwarrior from Microsoft but the folks at the computer giant claimed that due to insurance reasons that a venture of free release was too risky. In the end, the small guy won out and the Mechwarrior 4 free release is availabile on BattleTech.com.

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