Fittingly enough, the story of the mighty Mech genre is one of resilience. 2017 was Hawken’s last year on PC, its systems finally shutting down for good after Christmas. But other contemporaries battle on - the resurgent MechWarrior and BattleTech, and shiny new prospects like Project Echo: Knights of the Future. Built by an indie team from St. Petersburg, Project Echo melds the undying appeal of piloting a huge metal biped with the variety of a MOBA and imagery plucked from the age of chivalry.
Networking it out
Octobox Interactive have been determined to bring their interpretation of mech combat online - but Networking issues were initially so great that the project was scuttled.