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BATTLETECH release delayed until 2018

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Just recently, Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes re-announced the release. Therefore BATTLETECH will now release in early 2018 for Linux, Mac and Windows. Since the games initial plan for release was later this year. Yet the move will give the Harebrained Schemes team the time to deliver a quality experience. One the company is known for.

“Throughout development our Backers have been clear. ‘Don’t rush it, just make it great.’ So we have taken that advice to heart,” said Jordan Weisman. The CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the original board game and BattleTech universe. “HBS, Paradox, and our Backers all share a deeply personal attachment to the project. We have a commitment to delivering a game that not only meets the high expectations. Both for Backers and fans. Yet introduces BattleTech to a new generation of players.”


“The feedback and enthusiasm from Beta participants has shown us just how great BATTLETECH can be. And rushing development to fit a timeline would be a disservice,” says Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We believe in the Harebrained Schemes team. And want them to give the game the time and attention they need to create a turn-based game worthy of the name.”

So to help eager MechCommanders pass the time. Harebrained Schemes are again updating their Backer Beta this week. Since this will include a large number of improvements including gameplay changes. Such as AI upgrades, balance changes, and interface enhancements based upon the reams. Hence the useful feedback they’ve receive from their community. A subsequent update coming soon. Since this also allows Backers to go head-to-head in the games PvP multiplayer. Allowing them to test their skills against human opponents. The Beta will last at least another month. So players interested in becoming Late Backers to gain access to the Beta. Just go to the official website to get in on the action.

BATTLETECH will now release in early 2018 for Linux, Mac and Windows. Coming to Steam, GOG and Humble Store.