It seems the latest trend in gaming is a lengthy open beta, where interested players can experience the game during the development process. Ideally, their voices and opinions are heard by the developers in a way that benefits the final product. Final, in these days of ongoing updates, being a relative term.
So with other open betas recently I’ve been cautiously optimistic, careful not to judge rough edges but take look for the inevitable potential.
With MechWarrior Online, I’m still looking.