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MechWarrior 4 Cleared for Free Release

Remember MechWarrior4? That game is fondly remembered by many PC gamers. Those who want to live the nostalgia but don't have the original media or the setup required to play the classic will soon be able to get it all for free.

While it was originally announced last summer, MekTek today announced that Microsoft's legal department has cleared the free release of MechWarrior4.

MekTek wrote in an update:

If you've been following the drama surrounding the free release of Mechwarrior4, than you would be aware that the initial announcement, made last summer, was a bit premature. After nearly a year since the announcement came, MekTek Studios is pleased to announce, that Microsoft Legal has given the all clear for the free release of Mechwarrior4. This hallmark movement by Microsoft Games couldn't come at a better time, as the Mechwarrior community is attempting a rebirth, amidst announcement of a Mechwarrior Reboot. Thank you Microsoft.

Stay tuned for news of the release launch as it nears.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.