Notch one up for the little guy as a mod team working on a MechWarrior-based project has secured an official thumbs-up from MechWarrior license holder Microsoft.
"Through MANY correspondence and phone conversations with the licensing and legal department over at Microsoft corporations legal and corporate affairs offices we have finally been given the 'go ahead' for this project!" a post on the mod website reads.
"Microsoft grants MechWarrior: Living Legends a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display Game Content and to create derivative works based upon Game Content included in the 'MechWarrior' Intellectual Property, strictly for noncommercial and personal use. We can revoke this limited use license at any time and for any reason."
The mod, MechWarrior: Living Legends, is being built on Crytek's CryEngine 2 technology.