Heavy Gear Assault Kickstarter begins in April, open beta planned Q1 2014


Stompy Bot Productions and Mektek Studios' Heavy Gear Assault, being shown at GDC and revealed yesterday as an Unreal Engine 4 game, will launch its Kickstarter in two weeks. The companies are shooting for $800,000, planning the game for PC, Mac and Linux.

The game will be free-to-play, but there will also be a subscription model at a "minimum price point" with dedicated servers and map editor to grow the community.

Open beta is planned for the first quarter of 2014, with a closed beta "probably towards the end of the year." The pledge rewards will also grant access into the alpha. The company is still working out its reward tiers, but is talking console versions and some form of mobile integration with the game.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.