My brother and I used to play the original MechWarrior more than 15 years ago!… we loved it! I can’t wait to see how this one will play.
Piranha Games is starting to open up on what MechWarrior 5: Mercernarieswill entail after a year of teasing, and it’s good news if you don’t alwayswant to play alone. The robot battler should launch in December 2018 with co-op play as a central feature — up to four players can take on the game’s central campaign. Your friends stand in for the AI teammates in your unit, which could be helpful when you absolutely need someone watching your back.
The title will also make a big deal of mod support through Steam Workshop, letting you tailor your own missions, planets and other aspects of the game. Not surprisingly, the game mostly hinges on running your own mercenary company. And if you’re wondering: yes, there’s a good chance the Clans play a role. The game starts in MechWarrior‘s 3015 timeframe and lasts for about 35 years, or right as the Clan invasion is in full swing.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about MW5, but for many its mere existence is important. It’s the first MechWarrior game with a single-player mode in over 15 years, and the first new game in the series for over 4 years. For some, it isn’t so much a sequel as it is a return to the franchise’s roots.