BATTLETECH pre-orders are now open for Mac and Windows, but there is no Linux. So we reached out to the games publisher Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today. Those eager to explore the MechWarrior universe, the games launching this April for Windows and Mac. But we have news about the upcoming Linux debut.
“Linux support is coming post-launch, but we don’t have specific timing to report just yet.”
So according a direct reply, as expected, the Linux port is coming. So anyone who didn’t pledge the Kickstarter back in 2015, can still get in on the action. Since the games release is not coming until April. And no specific release date is available, yet.
BATTLETECH is the first modern turn-based, tactical combat game. Set within the MechWarrior universe and launching this April for Windows and Mac.
BATTLETECH Basics: Combat | Pre-order available (Windows, Mac, Linux)
In the first of a three-part video series, Jordan Weisman (creator of BattleTech), Mitch Gitelman (Studio Manager) and Mike McCain (Game Director) detail BATTLETECH’s unique combat system and the tactical challenges players will face commanding building-sized war machines on the battlefield. There’s also a fair amount of ‘Mech-punching, naturally.
BATTLETECH Basics: Combat
“BATTLETECH has been a passion project for our team and for the fans who helped to make it a reality. We have done our very best to deliver a tactical `Mech experience that will delight long-time fans and excite new players who have yet to enter the MechWarrior universe.” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the original board game and BATTLETECH universe.”We know players are anxious to get their hands on the final game, and HBS joins Paradox in our excitement to deliver this April.”
The year is 3025 and the galaxy is in a trap of perpetual war. Fighting between the noble houses with enormous, mechanical combat vehicles, BattleMechs. So from their starfaring base of operations. The player commands a mercenary outfit of `Mechs and the MechWarriors who pilot them. Struggling to stay afloat as they are drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.