MechWarrior Online Open Beta Dated

The battle begins October 16 in North America
Infinite Game Publishing and Piranha Games have announced that MechWarrior Online, the first officially licensed free-to-play title in the long-standing and award-winning MechWarrior franchise, will enter open beta testing on October 16th, 2012. Its Founder's Program will officially end at midnight on October 14, and Founder's members are able to choose tiers of membership and get a head start here.
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. You will command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.