Mech_Con 2017 trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries offers a look at
Piranha Games' upcoming continuation of the mech combat series. They use the
occasion to say to expect a release by the end of 2018 and reveal that the game will include co-op multiplayer for up to four
players and mod support for the Steam Workshop. Here are all the details:
Piranha Games announced tonight at Mech_Con that the upcoming and highly
anticipated MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature four-player co-op and full
modding and Steam Workshop support, and during the keynote speech at the event
revealed all-new gameplay footage showcasing a variety of ‘Mechs in combat on a
selection of biomes to be featured in the final game, set to launch in late 2018
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries features intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive,
career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Featuring an advancing
timeline starting in the year 3015, players will adopt the role of a new
MechWarrior mercenary thrust into leadership of a mercenary squad as the Third
Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere; the vast region of
colonized space surrounding Earth. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only
require skill on the battlefield, but in the maintenance and enhancement of your
The game’s newly-announced co-op functionality will enable players to host up
to three friends inside their campaign universe, running missions together as a
coordinated lance under the banner of the host’s mercenary unit.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will also receive full mod support, empowering
fans to customize their own missions, contracts, planetary systems, biomes, and
much more, via powerful toolsets and Steam Workshop integration.
The feature announcements and new gameplay footage were unveiled at Mech_Con
2017, an annual celebration of all things MechWarrior and BattleTech. Hosted by
Piranha Games and featuring a variety of partners – each with a deep history of
involvement in the beloved franchise – and attended by fans from around the
world, the evening was capped off by an exciting conclusion to the first-ever
MechWarrior Online World Championship Finals, where two teams of eight duked it
out on the battlefield for their shot at the World Championship title and a
share of the prize pool.
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Kajetan wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 05:57: Piranha has all the sanctioned designs. No more legal hassle with the Macross rights owners, with Harmony Gold and others over "illegal" mech designs.
Sadly, Harmony Gold released a pathetic attack on PGI, Harebrained, and one of the old FASA founders in 2017 when PGI released the re-imagined 'Unseen' mechs. (rifleman, marauder, archer, phoenix hawk, etc..) Personally I think they did a great job on the models...they have a flavor that harkens back to the originals, but the look much different.
Not sure if the HG suit was dismissed or not....it was a shitfest and didn't look like it would go anywhere.