Guess Why MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries DLC is Delayed

Piranha Games announces their upcoming Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC for MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries is the latest game content that will alter its schedule to avoid Cyberpunk 2077. They now plan on releasing this in spring of 2021, when it will come to Xbox as well as PC. Since the release of CD PROJEKT RED's RPG was delayed to December 10th it has provoked delays to The Medium, the Path of Exile expansion patch, and EVERSPACE 2 Early Access. Here's more on the latest delay to steer clear of the 800 lb gorilla that is Cyberpunk 2077:
As many of you know, the delay in the release of Cyberpunk 2077 until December 10th had us reconsidering our release date for the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC, as well as the launch of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries on Steam and GoG. Any developer wants their titles to get as much attention as possible, and obviously sharing a release date with Cyberpunk was less than optimal. Day one sales and marketing are so important to a successful product launch, and we believe that rescheduling our release date will allow MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries to have the opportunity and attention it deserves.

While exploring our options, we saw the potential to fulfill a longstanding dream of Piranha Games. To simultaneously ship across multiple platforms, including delivering a modern MechWarrior title to console gamers worldwide. So after much consideration and debate, we have decided that moving the release date of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries DLC Heroes of the Inner Sphere to Spring 2021 is the right choice. This will allow us to fulfill that dream and more. We are excited and proud to announce that now, in addition to playing MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries on PC, it will also be available on the XBox Series X|S and XBox One. This will be the first MechWarrior title on a console since 2004's MechAssault 2, and in our opinion, the first true MechWarrior experience ever on a console.