MechWarrior Online’s pre-order program reaches $5 million in sales

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Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games have announced that MechWarrior Online's pre-order program,"Founder's Program", has reached $5 million in sales since it first went on sale in July. The game takes place in the year 3049, at the beginning of an interstellar war, and that puts you at the controls of a powerful war machine, a Battlemech. Command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.

Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games, lauded the program’s success, “Working together with IGP, we maximized the value for fans participating in the MechWarrior Online Founder’s Program by offering three tiers to suit different player’s needs. Ultimately the program was a categorical success and we couldn’t be happier with the sales and important player feedback we’ve received.

The success of the Founder’s Program reinforces IGP’s vision to help independent developers build exceptional games with the right economic model for the global marketplace,” said Nick Foster, CEO of IGP. “We are in a unique position to be able to deliver a pipeline of high quality, innovative content for online game players.

The Founders are helping us fund, develop and support the game in order to deliver the best online gaming experience,” said Kelly Zmak, President of IGP. “The tremendous success of the MechWarrior Online Founder’s Program demonstrates how passionate the fans are for the MechWarrior franchise and reflect our management team understanding the rapidly changing online game industry, the fastest-growing sector of digital entertainment.

Source of information: Infinite Game Publishing press release.