Last year, we covered the announcement of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. We noted that, because the game takes place in 3015, it would have a fairly-reduced equipment set compared to what we have seen in MechWarrior 3 and 4. Apparently that’s not entirely accurate, as a new batch of info has dropped during Mech_Con 2017 in Vancouver.
According to reports, like this one from Engadget, the game starts in 3015, but lasts about 35 in-game years.
But the game won’t really have a linear story, as seen in the previous entries. Rather than having the player run a scripted narrative, the intent is to let them build their own mercenary squad and do contracts for the Great Houses on their own terms (and with four-player co-op, although AI companions can be used if desired). I… don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, it could be an interesting, unique experience. On the other hand, I kind-of want a new, linear story in the Battletech universe.
Also, they mentioned that it will support user-created mods. Given that it's based on Unreal Engine 4, that should be a fairly large level of mod support. This will apparently include new missions, environments, and so forth.
It was also re-announced that MW5 will launch in 2018 – now more specifically: December.
Just remember how they make
Just remember how they make payroll and pay for the utilities at Piranha Games.
Need to pay a dev? $120 Mech pack preorder!
Need to pay the electric bill? $70 Mech pack preorder!
Need lunch? $30 Mech Pack preorder!
Don’t forget the MC they
Don’t forget the MC they sell. It’s almost like MWO is a free to play game or something.
Is it just me or do the
Is it just me or do the graphics look really dated? It’s understandable ifor they are going for pure simulation, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Graphics aren’t everything.
Graphics aren’t everything. Give me a MW game with a decent story, good maps, good variation of load-outs (weapons/motors/armor weight and types/etc), and plenty of Mechs to destroy and i will give my money instantly.
If it supports VR it turns into an instant instant buy