Jordan Weisman, the creator of the BattleTech, MechWarrior, and Shadowrun series, is back for what his company has reminded fans is “the first turn-based BattleTech game for PC in over two decades.”
BattleTech is a single-player, turn-based, tactical combat game for PC, Mac, and Linux. According to the game’s Kickstarter page (which at the time of this writing still has 29 days to go), the “game is set in the popular 3025 Succession Wars Era of the BattleTech Universe – often referred to as ‘Classic BattleTech’.”
It looks as though fans have already spoken in terms of their desire for this game, as it was funded within 53 minutes on September 29, the launch date of its Kickstarter campaign. In an update on the page, the company had this to say:
The Global BattleTech Community has spoken with one voice and affirmed that BattleTech is more than just big stompy robots battling it out. It’s a dynamic, centuries-spanning science fiction setting filled with intrigue and cutthroat politics – a fertile environment for rich storytelling. And thanks to your efforts, the Single Player Story Campaign is a reality.
This was in reference to one of the game’s major milestones being reached which ensured the creation of a single-player campaign. Another major goal (Stage 4) is PVP multiplayer. There is still a ways to go, however, as the company needs $1 million more for that to be a reality.