If you are a MechWarrior fan, you are waiting for the latest news out of Mech_Con 2018 with baited breath. What will MechWariror 5: Mercenaries look like? How far has it come since last year? It was supposed to come out in Fall of 2018 before it was delayed, so when is it coming out now? Well, Russ Bullock, President of Piranha Games showcased some incredible 4-player cooperative play live at Mech_Con and announced a release date a little further out than we might have expected. Take a deep breath, stompy mech fans, and remember that a busted game can be good eventually, but a delayed game might be fantastic right out of the gate. When will we get our hands on MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries? September 10th, 2019. Me? I’m hoping they take that time to pry in some VR compatibility, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking…
Revealed live on stage in front of some of the world’s most dedicated MechWarrior fans at the fourth annual Mech_Con, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ release date was announced with a new gameplay trailer showing off the explosive high-stakes battles and decisions pilots will face when they take control of their own mercenary unit on launch day: https://youtu.be/vCXcFJBb6BM
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will allow pilots to build, manage and guide their own mercenary unit through a multi-year campaign during the sprawling Third and Fourth Succession Wars. Whether braving missions alone, alongside AI-controlled pilots, or with the help of up to three friends via co-op play, players will face complicated situations with no perfect solution as they choose which contracts to accept, where in the galaxy to direct their attention, and how to balance repairs or upgrades with maintaining their unit’s precious resources.
Mech_Con is an annual celebration of the MechWarrior universe, as well as the world of BattleTech, which gathers the MechWarrior community’s most dedicated pilots in Vancouver. Now a two-day event as of Mech_Con 2018, attendees are treated to a full schedule of live presentations, developer Q&As, and hands-on demo opportunities for the latest MechWarrior titles, as well as front-row seats for the final matches of the 2018 MechWarrior Online World Championships.
“Getting to meet with MechWarrior’s most diehard fans and see them react to the team’s hard work at Mech_Con has become an incredible tradition for us,” said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. “The team has put so much work and passion into our mission to bring MechWarrior back into the spotlight, and seeing our excitement for what’s still to come for this classic series reverberate with the community in the room tonight was incredible.”
There is a second day of Mech_Con 2018 coming tomorrow, so stay tuned for more MechWarrior 5, BattleTech, and MechWarrior Online news as it lands. In the mean time, enjoy the gameplay trailer, and these new screenshots.
To keep all systems nominal, stay current on MechWarrior by visiting the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (https://mw5mercs.com/) and MechWarrior Online (https://mwomercs.com/) websites, or follow Piranha Games on Twitter through @PiranhaGames (https://twitter.com/piranhagames) and @MechWarriorF2P (https://twitter.com/Mechwarriorf2p).