Enjoy 20 Minutes of Early Gameplay for Harebrained Schemes’ Battletech Game

Harebrained Schemes have given an early look at gameplay for their upcoming Battletech reboot.

Featured above, you can enjoy a whopping 20 minutes of what they’re calling “super pre-alpha” gameplay. The video has key developers on the game going over its turn-based combat, as well as the various player phases you’ll experience.

Funded via Kickstarter, Harebrained Schemes envision the game as a deeply rewarding, team-based, tactical strategy game of sorts that is set within the 3025 Succession Wars Era of the BattleTech.

Battletech is still on track for a May 2017 release, according to its Kickstarter page.

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  1. CCC
    August 9, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I miss the time when PRE-ALPHA meant lots of placeholders, proof of concept gameplay, non-existent to barely passable audio.

  2. Immahnoob
    August 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Now they’re just using it so people can’t say it sucks when it’s obvious the game will barely change in terms of anything between alpha, beta and full release.

    Early access ruined everything.

  3. InfectedAI
    August 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Man you two are cynical. I was wary of how this would turn out, but this video has definitely made me happy about the results. It already looks pretty good after just a little under a year of development. I’m much more confident it’ll be great by release with 9 more months of development.

    People like to hate on Kickstarter and bring up high profile failures completely ignoring the dozens upon dozens of great games that have come out of it. Including some that would never have been possible without it.

    Crowdfunding is always a gamble and some people take advantage of others to make a quick buck while others promise more than they realize they’re capable of delivering.

    HBS is a good developer that’s made very solid games. They’ve delivered on all their various Kickstarter projects and this one looks like it’s right on track. I look forward to playing it.