Microsoft okays MechWarrior Crysis mod

mechwarrior4In the world of modding, there’s a fine line that defines what’s legal and, unfortunately, some fine-looking mods have been shut down due to legal issues. In-fact, Black Mesa — a full recreation of the original Half-Life using the Source Engine — had to change its name due to minor legal issues.

But in an act of glory, Microsoft gave the okay to an upcoming fan-created MechWarrior game called MechWarrior: Living Legends. In other words, the team can legally use assets and game properties from the entire BattleTech universe. Heck, getting the legal permissions to use game properties from any game is pretty rare nowadays.

Unfortunately, the mod will use Crysis. Therefore not only will you need a beefy rig to run the mod, but since it’s using the toolset for a game that hasn’t even been released yet, it may be a few years for the mod to be 100% complete.

Still, this is excellent news for MechWarrior fans, especially since MechWarrior 4 developer FASA Interactive closed down this past month, and they’ve been the only Microsoft-owned developer to continue the MechWarrior series.


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