From the official website description: Piranha Games is proud to bring you the next installment in the MechWarrior® franchise. It has been a long time coming and this synopsis will help to answer some of your questions. If you’ve read through Dev Blog 0, you’ll know that we are a premium Free-To-Play game based on the bestselling BattleTech® Universe. When coming up with the core game features for MechWarrior® Online, we create and focused on four pillars of design and player experience. These pillars include: *Mech Warfare – The embodiment of Mech to Mech combat. *Role Warfare – The ability for player’s to customize their experience to suit their own style of gameplay. *Community Warfare – The ability to let the players take part in epic combat for territorial control. *Information Warfare – Bring a new element to the battlefield that incorporates information technology to help control the fight.