Piranha Games has announced a delay for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
The first single-player game in the series since 2002’s MechWarrior 4 will now launch sometime next year, forgoing its planned Windows PC launch this year.
Piranha president Russ Bullock said while the plan was to release later this year, their goal is to “deliver the best single-player MechWarrior experience to date.” Further details regarding their release date are coming at MechCon, in December, where they’ll be showing off an ambitious new playable demo for the game.
Here’s the full blurb:
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is being delayed until 2019 so we can deliver the best single-player MechWarrior experience to date. As everyone knows, this is the first single player experience MechWarrior title released since 2002 and we are well aware of the responsibility and great opportunity we have in re-introducing MechWarrior to the world.
At this time were only prepared to announce a slip into 2019 and would like to give ourselves until MechCon this Dec 1st in Vancouver to determine and announce the specific launch date in 2019 so we can be as accurate with our estimations as possible and avoid further delays.
Although undoubtedly many MechWarrior fans will initially be disappointed by the longer wait, we also feel confident and assured that we will get 100 percent support from MechWarrior fans to release the best product possible.
Additionally, this gives fans and media more reason to attend this year’s MechCon to get hands on with a robust and unforgettable playable demo for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. Please visit https://mechwarrior.com/mechcon for more details about our biggest event to date.