MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Video Teases New Biomes

A new video from MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries called a "Biome Update Teaser" features a couple of minutes of gameplay from the a recent build of the upcoming mech combat game. The clip comes along with an explanation of the clip and an update on the state of development:
A lengthy peek at the latest state of development since December, the March video development showcase reveals an intricate new level of graphical detail in several new biomes and shows off new particle effects, damage physics and TONS OF FREAKING LASERS.

The first standalone single-player MechWarrior title in development for PC in nearly 15 years, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. The title will also feature extensive modding via Steam Workshop and a co-op mode.

Featuring an advancing timeline starting in the year 3015, players will adopt the role of a green MechWarrior mercenary thrust into combat 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 BattleMechs.

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VaranDragon wrote on Mar 17, 2018, 09:46:
Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack. Jesus, this added to the atmosphere so immensely.

Why the fuck does no one make this kind of music for games today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdLATb2cj9k

Im getting goosebumps listening to this...

Maybe because they're making this kind of music instead?

Looks like someone posted the MW 2 FLAC here. It's an epic soundtrack, and added immensely to that game. I guarantee you someone will mod the new one with the old music.

Greg Alper and Jeehun Hwang did the original MW2 soundtrack. Unfortunately, they never collaborated again.
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Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack. Jesus, this added to the atmosphere so immensely.

Why the fuck does no one make this kind of music for games today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdLATb2cj9k

Im getting goosebumps listening to this...
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Primalchrome wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 11:41:
Goodtry wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 00:20:
What's wrong with Mechwarrior online?
That's a loaded question. I'll give you a quick synopsis of why people whine about MWO :
- They made promises they didn't keep like 3rd person viewing.
- There's no single player
- They made it F2P rather than $60 flat.
- I can't *own* a physical copy of the game.
- You have to grind out additional chassis rather than have all of them available when you start.
- Nitpicks about how weapons work and 'canon'.
- Nitpicks about everything else and 'canon'.
- And my absolute favorite : "I can't play the game the way I want to." IE, I suck and my favorite loadout is shit and I get steamrolled when I try to shoehorn it into a game. Like boating Small Lasers and charging across a wide open field screaming 'bushido!".

Basically old grognards (like me) are the biggest detriment to new Battletech games because they will piss and moan about EVERY goddamn thing.

In order of the above list:

1.) name me one game that didnt have its design doc changed for various reasons. Most reasons are pretty sound.
2.) Have you been living under a rock? Pirhana & S&T spent a quarter million making that cinematic to shop to publishers. They and fans loved it. unfortunately MS refused to allow a Playstation port (MS owns the IP). Everyone backed off. MWO was plan B.
3.) Right, so a niche IP that MIGHT sell 100k copies is a sound investment for a flat fee game? Go to business school bud.
4.) Its an online only game. A physical copy makes absolutely no sense.
5.)ie; the COD school of MP gaming. Like it or not, thats how the market is and its what people want. I dont like it either but given that or no game at all Ill take the game
6.) This has been a neverending debate since MW2. No one has ever agreed on it.
7.) Battletech fans are a pain in the fucking ass. (see 6)
9.) see 7

your last statement. *Bro hug*. Ive been in the effing "community" since MW2 too. In the end its still a lotta fun.
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shiho wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 12:48:
PREDICTION: there will be no heat management, no night vision, no wireframe display, no radar. Locational damage modeling will be rudimentary. The simulation engine will remain inferior to the one in MW2 from 23 years ago. There will be no cool female computer voice narrating yours and enemies' state changes.

Heat management is already in the game if you watch older game play vids.
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PREDICTION: there will be no heat management, no night vision, no wireframe display, no radar. Locational damage modeling will be rudimentary. The simulation engine will remain inferior to the one in MW2 from 23 years ago. There will be no cool female computer voice narrating yours and enemies' state changes.
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Goodtry wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 00:20:
What's wrong with Mechwarrior online?

I played MWO regularly for 3 years or so since closed beta. I had a lot of fun; the core gameplay is solid, and it's very rewarding to play with a committed team on voice comms. But frankly their F2P business model has had several negative repercussions. In no particular order:

- The game is extremely grindy unless you've got deep pockets
- Power creep has made the game P2W at times because the newest mechs (which are often OP) are only available to paying customers
- There's not much variety in the game modes, and FW (Faction Warfare, the persistent universe) is basically a ghost town
- PGI seems to cater to the most mediocre players when making balance decisions, presumably to keep the dollars flowing

There's a new 1 vs 1 game mode coming soon, though, and I might try it out.
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Goodtry wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 00:20:
What's wrong with Mechwarrior online?
That's a loaded question. I'll give you a quick synopsis of why people whine about MWO :
- They made promises they didn't keep like 3rd person viewing.
- There's no single player
- They made it F2P rather than $60 flat.
- I can't *own* a physical copy of the game.
- You have to grind out additional chassis rather than have all of them available when you start.
- Nitpicks about how weapons work and 'canon'.
- Nitpicks about everything else and 'canon'.
- And my absolute favorite : "I can't play the game the way I want to." IE, I suck and my favorite loadout is shit and I get steamrolled when I try to shoehorn it into a game. Like boating Small Lasers and charging across a wide open field screaming 'bushido!".

Basically old grognards (like me) are the biggest detriment to new Battletech games because they will piss and moan about EVERY goddamn thing.
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Looks good to me.
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Looks f... dope I don't know whats wrong with you whingers. As long as its half decent 7/10 I'm getting this, that's how I'm starved for new sp stompy mech game
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Osc8r wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 17:17:
Is the game audio that bad they feel the need to cover it up with shitty music?

I'll try it because it's mechwarrior co-op, but after the abortion that mech online turned out to be i have fairly low hopes.

What's wrong with Mechwarrior online?
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Mar 15, 2018, 23:44
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if it's just a graphical update of mw4 mercs i'd be still be happy as a pig in shit. i never gave a shit about the geopolitics of battletech; i always had more fun just running my own mech company with all the headaches the business side entails.
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Looks great so far! I'm hoping the non-shooty side of things has some nice depth to it. From other videos it looks like they're putting real effort into the scavenging/business game play which IMO will keep me wanting more.
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At last a single player campaign! Can't wait!
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That Southwestern US looking map reminds me Mechwarrior 3's campaign. Nice.
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Task wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 17:37:

I believe people found ways to use Oculus Rift with MWO, but there is no point to it in most Mechs like an Atlas with no side windows and there are no external cameras to look at. But yeah, a new MW game would seem like a prime candidate for full VR functionality and the fisheye view. Mobile Suit Gundam, the anime, has a similar concept where all the viewing windows are actually more like monitors that the pilot looks at.

Ditto for Titanfall.
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Hump wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 18:14:
Im not really understanding how someone could compare the S&T demo trailer to what Pirhana has show recently. The S&T vid was essentially an opening cinematic style of work, the PR vids show off actual aspects of early alpha gameplay.

How about we just be happy that theres a company still willing to make a SP MW game at all.

Yup, stoked. Been clamoring for this for a decade, and finally someone listened.
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VaranDragon wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 18:00:
Im digging this trailer. You guys need to relax and chill a bit. Its a damn trailer, of an early alpha version of the game if at that. It looks way better than it did a few months ago anyway, the movement is more ponderous, the terrain is awesome, the destruction seems much better and less gimmicky than in previous gameplay trailers...

Id say the game is coming along nicely. Fingers crossed.

Watching gameplay videos, I'm very much reminded of the original MW games. This looks like it's shaping up nicely. It's literally been a 15 or so year wait for this.
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Im not really understanding how someone could compare the S&T demo trailer to what Pirhana has show recently. The S&T vid was essentially an opening cinematic style of work, the PR vids show off actual aspects of early alpha gameplay.

How about we just be happy that theres a company still willing to make a SP MW game at all.
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Im digging this trailer. You guys need to relax and chill a bit. Its a damn trailer, of an early alpha version of the game if at that. It looks way better than it did a few months ago anyway, the movement is more ponderous, the terrain is awesome, the destruction seems much better and less gimmicky than in previous gameplay trailers...

Id say the game is coming along nicely. Fingers crossed.
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 17:03:
This is my current major beef with MWO, why no VR?

That seems kind of unreasonable. It has no VR because it was developed and launched before the Vive or Rift were on the market; its underlying game engine, CryEngine 3.0, is even older. MW5 is being developed now, so it does have VR on its feature list.
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