MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Set for December 2018 Release, 4-Player Co-op Confirmed

Piranha Games has revealed some new stuff for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries at this year’s MechCon.

The game is now set for a December 2018 release, news confirmed alongside an extended new trailer (featured above) for the coming single-player mecha game.

Alongside the news of the game’s December 2018 release is that four player cooperative support is confirmed – meaning you can drop a full lance of buddies into campaign missions.

It’s worth reiterating this is the first single-player focused MechWarrior game since the 2002-released MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. The game is being developed alongside Piranha’s continued support for their free-to-play online game, MechWarrior Online.



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  1. Colt Machina
    Colt Machina
    December 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    will the game have micro transactions for golden mechs? :^)

  2. Slartibartfast
    December 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    The buildings look awful.

    Buuut then again, buildings looking awful is pretty much the norm in Mechwarrior games XD

  3. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    December 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Damn. Still so far away. Plus the inevitable delay.

  4. Z3DH
    December 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Hopefully it will live up to older MW titles.

  5. Exien
    December 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Ok lets see
    Mech: CHECK
    Singleplayer: CHECK
    4 Co-op: CHECK
    Status from me Positiv looking for it.

  6. 13penguins
    December 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I’m so ready. Supposedly it will have VR support as well. Oh my god I’m so read.

  7. GameZard
    December 16, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    They need to drop Mechwarrior online and only focus on single player games.

  8. JellyfishMonarch
    December 17, 2017 at 2:15 am

    i like what i see but

    is there death from above?

    is there melee?

    and wheres my damn spider.

  9. Florian Hübner
    Florian Hübner
    December 17, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Ok, but why can’t we get a good Clan centered MW game? The last one was for Windows 95 for God’s sake!

  10. Will_Z_Macht
    December 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Wasn’t there a Mechwarrior tactical game being developed? Whatever happened with that?

  11. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Sega Saturn port when?

  12. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    December 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Can they resurrect split-screen from the dead tho?