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Piranha Games reveal “epic” online sci-fi game on Tuesday

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Not sure I can forgive Piranha for using the word “epic” and it better be more “epic” than MWO.

Update: The game has been revealed as Transverse.

Mech Warrior Online players will be more than familiar with Piranha Games who have had their ups and down with the MWO. Piranha managed to crowd fund the mech title raising a hefty $5 million USD as fans rushed to relive the glory days of Mech Warrior, myself included. To say I was disappointed with MWO would be an understatement, and it’s not been played for a long time now. It just never got interesting.

On Tuesday Piranha are set to reveal what they describe as “epic, it’s online, it’s sci-fi.”.

Bryan Ekman, Creative Director and Cofounder of Piranha Games posted a full message about the reveal on the new site (accessed by typing I AM HUMAN).

“14 years ago I founded Piranha Games with my business partner Russ Bullock to build exciting and engaging games that we love to play. Piranha is best known for our latest endeavor — MechWarrior Online, an online free-to-play giant robot combat game. MechWarrior Online’s incredibly successful Founder’s Program proved that we can work directly with our backers to help build a game for the community.”

“On Sep 9th, 2014 at 12:00PM PDT we invite you to join us for the reveal of our next project. It’s a big one, it’s going to be the largest production ever undertaken here at Piranha, and we want YOU to be part of it.”

“By registering now, you can also name your Pilot – yes that’s right, pilot. Ok, no more spoilers…”

I have no idea what the game will be but it could be joining the ranks of the space sim revival. It’s worked well for Cloud Imperium and Star Citizen.

It sounds like there will be crowd funding involved for this new Piranha project, but here’s a quick word of warning. No matter what shows up on Tuesday, do not dash to open your wallet and throw cash at this. If it looks interesting wait until you find out more. Wait until there is something concrete because what’s detailed might not be what you get. I learned that from MWO.

 



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