Today Piranha Games announced that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will release on consoles, and more precisely on Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One.
The launch will come in Spring 2021.
On the other hand, the release of the PC version of the game on Steam, GoG and Windows Store will also be delayed to the same timeframe to step out of the way as the ten ton gorilla Cyberpunk 2077 drops.
The same applies to the upcoming DLC Heroes of the Inner Sphere.
This will give the developers more time to apply further improvements to the game, which for now is exclusive to the Epic Games Store.
“This will give us more time to add improvements and quality of life features to the base game, including AI, UI, art, customization, and content. We will continue to tune the single-player campaign and new career modes, making running your Mercenary Unit the most rewarding experience possible.
With the recent acquisition of Piranha Games by EG7, we have even more resources available to support these efforts. We will leverage this new relationship to take our MechWarrior titles to the next level, and increase our growth and presence globally. We understand that this news is not ideal for those that have been waiting to purchase the game on Steam or another platform, or for those that have been ready to dive into Heroes of the Inner Sphere, but we promise that the wait will be worth it.”
This doesn’t affect MechWarrior Online which receive significant updates by spring 2021 including improvements to the experience for new players.