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You should definitely sign up for the Hawken beta immediately... because the game itself is nearly a year away. Despite some fantastic trailers suggesting that Adhesive Games' multiplayer mech shooter was nearly ready, they've confirmed that it will release as a free to play PC title on December 12th 2012. It will be optimised to run on a variety of computers and internet speeds, with top-end rigs and speedy connections allowing 60 FPS action but throttling things to 30 if necessary. The December release date is set to coincide with the launch of Meteor Games' online platform, for which Hawken will be the debut title. [Venturebeat]
This is going to be a long wait for mech fans, though Mechwarrior Online and Armored Core V should help to make the months fly by.