PC Gamer has the exclusive on why we're supposed to care about the MechWarrior franchise being turned into a F2P MMO, as well as an interview with Piranha Games. There's some talk about the reasons why the game has gone dark for so long, like the economic downturn and the problem of trying to sell a publisher on a game centered around an IP that won't be owned by said publisher.
However, I didn't see any mention of an "epic narratively driven campaign involving Clan Jade Falcon, Clan Wolf and the Inner Sphere" and subsequently went to my hermit shack, brooding over the lack of a new TIE Fighter or Freespace 3 and lighting a candle for the MechWarrior single-player games.
I guess this could be an interesting game if you like F2P MMOs, though!
Meet MechWarrior Online, Piranha’s free-to-play tactical Mech sim [PC Gamer]
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