During MechCon 2017 in Vancouver, Piranha Games president Russ Bullock took to announce that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the return to some singleplayer MechWarrior, is arriving in December of 2018.
A return is marked by MW5, although MechWarrior hasn’t had a singleplayer game for over 15 years. When I saw Piranha Games in the summer time, Bullock reported this could be “the same sort of activity simulator people were wanting for 15 decades.” Ditching the effort of the main games, Mercenaries will include a campaign where their own mercenary company run and can explore the Inner Sphere and fight to get its Great Houses they enjoy.
MechWarrior 5 will have Steam Workshop mod support and co-op. Bullock says that, instead of using AI teammates on a mission, you will be able to recruit a friend.
I had a chance to play with the latest build of MechWarrior 5 in MechCon yesterday and really enjoyed my time using it. Despite a few AI, it fights feels fun and punchy. Bullock even found me today to say he agrees about the weak AI of the demo and assure me it was one of the highest priorities for the team.
You can check out MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ new website here.