Successful mech games since the release of Mechwarrior Mercenaries (in 2002) could be counted by one hand...or less. MekTek's free release in 2010 has helped the silence of a new game, but still has not filled the void for fans that has lasted for 15 years. According to their website, Battletech plans to release a new turned-based video game by the end of 2017. Battletech is the name of the original table-top game that was launched in 1984. Mechwarrior was the video game iteration of Battletech and turned out to be a large hit. The change to turn-based play will be a big change, but it still has to be exciting for all Mech fans!