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MechWarrior Online: Founder's Program Raises $5M

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,649MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Infinite Game Publishing and Piranha Games have announced that Founder's Program for MechWarrior Online has generated over $5M in pre-order sales. The team also reiterated that the open beta for MechWarrior Online will begin soon.

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.”

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Comments

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    Looking forward to the Open Beta, I hope they worked out whatever bugs delayed the original.
  • leprekahnleprekahn fort worth, TXPosts: 1Member
    They did fix it about three days after the patch that broke it.
  • LustmordLustmord Mt. Gilead, OHPosts: 1,095Member Uncommon

    I think this is intentionally misleading.

    In the financial world, 5m = 5 thousand. 5mm = 5 million.

     

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,134Member Uncommon

    5 million is not really a difficult target to raise, technically.

     

    Especially with the Battletech franchise - how long have their fans been starving for another game and how big their fanbase was to start with.

     

    Battletech universe has always been a great source of revenue. Just don't understand why the game (or even the materials itself) keeps on changing publishers. Maybe it has something to do with the ongoing troubles with legal issues with Macross franchise. 

  • LustmordLustmord Mt. Gilead, OHPosts: 1,095Member Uncommon

    5 million selling founders packs? no.

    5 thousand selling founders packs? More likely.

    And like I said, in the financial world, 5m means 5 thousand.

    5mm means 5 million.

  • LustmordLustmord Mt. Gilead, OHPosts: 1,095Member Uncommon
    If it was 5 million, they would have to sell 41 thousand $120 founder packs.
  • LustmordLustmord Mt. Gilead, OHPosts: 1,095Member Uncommon

    Mechwarrior Online is really fun though. Open beta will be fun. :)

  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member Common
    Its fun indeed and i'm glad it is going good.I didn't play much lately though.

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  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,536Member Uncommon

    This would seem to be the breakdown based on the stats on the forums

    Type-----------Number------Value Per------Line Total
    Legendary----26,470-------120--------------3,176,400
    Elite------------26,400--------60---------------1,584,000
    Veteran-------14,840--------30----------------445,200
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Total: 5,205,600

     

    Not my numbers though so if you like to check it out head over to the official forums, there is a entire thread dedicated to this.

  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lustmord

    5 million selling founders packs? no.

    5 thousand selling founders packs? More likely.

    And like I said, in the financial world, 5m means 5 thousand.

    5mm means 5 million.

     

     

    Not using US dollars.  Our standard is K for thousand and M for million.  True story.

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