|The future for Mechassault is grim. Despite MACommunity rallying the troops and getting some games happening, the reality is there is only a limited life for the game. The most likely end will be when MS pulls the plug on the server. Who knows when? Failing hardware will increasingly be a problem. I have tried to list all the scenarios of how the game could be kept alive, from the simplest to the hardest. All except play another game.|
Option 2 is the best, porting it to the 360 or Windows. Fixes the server issue and the problem of the dying original xbox hardware. Despite numerous appeals MS had not produced Mech 3 and probably never will.
Option 3, using XBConnect may keep the game alive awhile, however dying xbox hardware will ultimately limit this.
Options 4 and 5 are not realistic without a programming crew and there may be legal issues.
Option 6 is a possibility. MW:Living Legends mod for Crysis is an example of a community doing it, with approval from the vendor. Perhaps with Smith and Tinker who are currently hawking the MW reboot around, could be encouraged to do a spin off, or mod that incorporated MA1 style game play.
Option 7 is just to hard.