MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Gets Delayed to 2019 to Perfect Single-Player Campaign

The President of Piranha Games announced that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will now be delayed until 2019 to bring the best possible single-player experience.

on June 19, 2018 4:05 AM

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is being delayed until 2019 as detailed by Russ Bullock, President of Piranha Games Inc. The announcement comes in the form of a Tweet which explains that it’s being delayed in order to bring players the best single-player experience.

The last time we saw a single-player campaign in the MechWarrior series was back in 2002 under the title MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. It seems clear that Piranha Games wants to perfect the title that was due to release this December with four player co-op and mod support. Bullock stated that they’re going to leave determining and announcing a specific launch date until MechCon on December 1st.

MechCon will see MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries available to play as a demo and will take place in Vancouver from December 1st to December 2nd.

For those unaware, the MechWarrior titles are set in the BattleTech universe and find players jumping into a large mech and battling against opposing mechs. The series spans back to the late 1980’s but the latest destruction trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries shows off how far the series has come.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will now be launching sometime in 2019 for PC.

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