MechWarrior Online By the Numbers: More than 1.1 Million Registered Pilots, 1.0 Launch Date Announced

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VANCOUVER – July 3, 2013 – MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games announced today that the epic BattleTech-inspired online game has exceeded one million registered pilots in its Open Beta and publisher Infinite Game Publishing has pulled back the curtain to reveal some Mech-tastic statistics from the popular free-to-play online game – including the long-awaited 1.0 launch date: September 17 th, 2013.

 

Since the launch of Open Beta, players have spent more than 9.6 million hours or 1100 years playing MechWarrior Online, resulting in the annihilation of more than 46,941,487 Mechs. These loyal fans have lovingly destroyed 3 billion tons of metal on the battlefield, which is 8,359 Empire State Buildings, resulting in devastating carnage across the Inner Sphere, MechWarrior-style. Stacked end to end, these destroyed Mechs would reach to the moon and back 1,221 times. The total cost of this damage is a staggering 18,316,519,465 C-bills.

As far as the economy of the Inner Sphere, the MechWarrior Online player base has earned a whopping 10.1 trillion C-Bills. By comparison, the U.S. GDP is 14.99 trillion USD.  The Inner Sphere fires far more missiles than the U.S., however, as 12,623,214,618 missiles have been fired since Open Beta.

This month alone the amount of lasers fired by pilots is a “mere” 2,451,270,519, but who said that Mech power can’t be used for good?  That’s enough raw energy to power 87 million homes for one month.

Join the cause in this AAA free-to-play online game here: www.mwomercs.com.

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About MechWarrior Online

Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.

Visit www.mwomercs.com

About Piranha Games Inc.

Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.

About Infinite Game Publishing

IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere.

Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.

 


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