MechWarrior Online Preorder Sales hit $5 Million

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if it was all a hoax and someone made an easy $5M ? :P
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That game is a hell of a fun hoax.
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Its amazing how many guys I have talked to that also bought the $120 legendary pack just to show people that mechwarrior/battletech is stills something to invest into. Personally I am extremely happy to see a re-emergence of the franchise, and I look forward to the improvements and patches that they have planned. If you get a chance, download it when open beta comes out!
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I just wish my computer could run it and looks half-way decent. :(
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This was definitely how I saw it. I drop with HeadHunters of Davion: mwo.enjin.com
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Great for fans of the franchise of course, but for those of us that have fond memories of single player mech games when we were younger, it runs the risk of further cementing the idea that they don't need to produce single player content to make money from the franchise. This makes me a sad panda.Of course, in a recent interview on RPS they did say if this is successful enough it may result in single player content, so who knows.
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lol hookers and meth, cracked me up!

Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) announced Tuesday that they raked in over $5 million USD from pre-orders for Mechwarrior Online. Since July gamers have been able to pay either $30, $60, or $120 dollars to lock in benefits ranging from early beta access to special ‘founder’s mechs’ that include a special bonus to c-bills earned per round, as well as premium time and MWO’s equivalent of gold.

Despite the $60 dollar ‘elite’ package being the obvious sweet spot in terms of bang for your buck the $120 ‘legendary’ package was surprisingly popular. Many gamers who grew up playing the original MechWarrior games were more than happy to dish out extra to support their childhood nostalgia. This effect was made even more evident by the lack of any solid information for the vast majority of the duration of the offer due to an ironclad NDA that was only lifted recently.

Fans of the series can rejoice that Piranha Games will have ample funding to continue developing and supporting the game for the foreseeable future, assuming they don’t blow the money on Canadian hookers and meth.

Currently the game is still in closed beta. A disastrous patch upgraded the version of the crysis engine MWO runs and managed to introduce widespread performance issues and server instability. They seem to have gotten it under control but I would hazard a guess of a date of around the end of the month for release, meth and hookers notwithstanding.

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I'm a former Goonswarm Intelligence Director, before leaving to play WOT first as a DC in CONDI then as a DC in SGLE. Currently I'm involved in Word of Lowtax in Mechwarrior Online as well as trying to make sure PGI doesn't ruin MWO Community Warfare