It has been announced today that publishing giant Ubisoft have teamed up with indie PC developers Carbon Games to release their free-to-play based PC franchise “AirMech” to the Xbox 360 later this year.
For those unaware AirMech is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game originally relased onto the PC and since then has received moderate success in the free-to-play world of online gaming. Well now Ubisoft want to harness this success and release an Xbox 360 version of the game, under tht title AirMech Arena, as James Green of Carbon Games explains:
“As an indie developer, AirMech has been our passion for the past several years, and we are thrilled to partner with Ubisoft to bring the game to console. AirMech Arena was created from the ground up to be the ultimate RTS experience with a gamepad. The fast-paced action and depth of strategy brings console gamers a new experience we are confident they will enjoy.”
Featuring improved visuals, Xbox 360 Controller support and a variety of gameplay options (including single-player) AirMech Arena will be released as a free-to-play download on the Xbox 360 during the summer – with additional content being released as micro-transactions. In hindsigt it will be an exact replica of the PC version, just designed for the console market, but more importantly it will receive regular content updates after it’s inital launch window.
AirMech Arena will be released as a digital download on the Xbox 360 later during the Summer, with more details expected to be released in the coming months.