We nonetheless have 997 years to go till we’re stomping round inside honking nice mechs within the fashion of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, however we don’t should method quiiite as lengthy for the simulation of our future by Piranha Games, makers of the free-to-play MechWarrior Online. Yesterday they introduced MW5 is because of lastly launch on September 10th, 2019 – ten years after Piranha first announced plans for a brand new singleplayer MechWarrior. That’s nonetheless a great distance out so hey, within the meantime you would possibly take pleasure in watching a brand new trailer in addition to some cooperative motion.
As the Mercs subtitle denotes, it will proceed the mercantile aspect of MechWarrior by placing us accountable for a brand new mercenary outfit making megabucks by exploding robots. We’ll handle ’em and all that, however most significantly stomp round exploding robots. Primarily a singleplayer game, it can assist cooperative multiplayer too, letting as much as three buddies be a part of you on missions for funsies.
You can see a few of that co-op motion in yesterday’s archived livestream from Mech_Con, the bot-o-rama the place Piranha are displaying all this:
(The sound is bizarre cos it’s not drawn instantly from the game however relatively the opposite digital camera within the mech pod with the fella nattering.)
I do just like the wave of fireplace flashing briefly throughout the grass when a laser drags over it. Also the strolling by way of buildings.
Mech_Con additionally introduced a brand new flashy advertising and marketing trailer sorta factor, doing these trailer issues:
Plus after all you’ll be able to play contained in the MechWarrior universe with the BattleTech game. Its newest enlargement “gives me a cast-iron reason to keep playing indefinitely,” our Alec stated in his BattleTech: Flashpoint review.