MechWarrior Online dev update features details on the game's founder's program. Piranha Games says that the deal is "a lifetime award and recognition opportunity." You'll get exclusive in-game mechs, a founder's forum tag, and more, details of which will be revealed on June 19th.
The dev blog also outlines a tentative closed beta testing schedule for the rest of the summer as well as MWO's system requirements. "Right now a duo core system is our minimum spec machine but it is also our main focus of concern," Piranha says. "It's obvious that a quad core system is the key as even the earliest Core 2 Quad systems run the game very well and it is our goal (since there are still so many out there) to optimize the Core 2 Duo systems to run much faster."