The planned reboot of the MechWarrior series of video games, which instead turned out to be a free-to-play online game for PC, was launched on September 17, 2013. MechWarrior online was developed by Piranha Games and was published by Infinite Game Publishing.
The MechWarrior video game series is set in the fictional universe of Battletech, where the player gets to take control of a Battlemech and engage infantry, tanks and other Battlemechs. Starting out with MechWarrior, the series went on to three more sequels, up to MechWarrior 4. After the fourth installment of the game, its creators announced that the franchise would get a reboot for the PC and the Xbox 360 console. The plan was eventually cancelled and the developers instead launched MechWarrior Online.