Harebrained Schemes has announced that BATTLETECH's new launch date is April 24th, it's quite exciting but Linux gamers have to wait. Getting confirmation again yesterday, they let us know that the Linux version is going to be around 2-3 months after the Windows release.
They have a new story trailer out:
“The entire team at Harebrained Schemes has been eagerly awaiting the day we deliver BATTLETECH to long time fans and introduce the joy of tactical ‘Mech combat and deadly interstellar politics to new ones,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator the MechWarrior and BATTLETECH universe. “We’re massively thankful to our Kickstarter backers and fans of the MechWarrior legacy. Without their patience, dedication and support, this modern turn-based BATTLETECH wouldn’t soon be launching on PC and Mac.”
On the subject of the Linux release, we have no reason to doubt Harebrained Schemes. They've put out various titles like Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, Shadowrun: Dragonfall that do support Linux.
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