Surprise, Mechwarrior 5 Is Coming

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And it’s a big, proper, singleplayer Mechwarrior game.

Not an online thing, not a strategy game, not a mod, but a full-blown, first-person, fifth Mechwarrior title.


It’s being developed by a separate, dedicated team at Piranha, the same studio behind Mechwarrior Online.

Here’s the pitch:

In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries you will adopt the role of a rookie MechWarrior pilot thrust into combat as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere. Take contracts from the factions of your choosing and engage in tactical, first-person, PvE ‘Mech combat through an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the acquisition, maintenance, and enhancement of your BattleMechs.


Aaaannddddd that’s all we’ve got. It’s due in 2018.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Y’know what?

Thank god. I grew up on the Atari and the NES, but the MechWarrior titles ate up enough of my teenage years that I cannot -wait- for 2018 (and I was already stoked for the western release of Yakuza 6).

Also, thank fuck someone’s still making dedicated single player games. I love me some co-op and multiplayer, don’t get me wrong—but for fuck’s sake, is it so wrong to want a focused single-player experience without the added baggage of, “OH GOD, IT MUST HAVE MP!!!”