MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S in 2021
Video game developer and publisher Piranha Games recently announced that their vehicle-simulation title MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be launched on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles in spring next year. The game was initially released on December 9, 2019, for Microsoft Windows as an Epic Store exclusive.
Piranha Games was planning to release the game on Steam as well as GOG storefronts on December 10 but decided to push the launch forward. Their upcoming DLC Heroes of the Inner Sphere will also be launched in spring 2021 along with the Steam, GOG, and Xbox releases.
Piranha Games increasing their reach
In the announcement, the studio said that, “Along with the Xbox release, this delay will allow us some additional opportunities that will benefit the game, as well as the MechWarrior community at large. First and foremost, the combined release on Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and Xbox consoles will give us more exposure and a broader reach than we’ve ever had before.”
They also added that they wanted to take this opportunity to increase their reach to a larger player base. “We will capitalize on this increased exposure with our largest marketing initiative to date, bringing as many new eyes to the MechWarrior franchise as possible. 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 singleplayer campaign and new career modes, making running your Mercenary Unit the most rewarding experience possible.”
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is set in the year 3015 where humanity has colonized space and battles are dominated by the MechWarriors who pilot large machines called BattleMechs. The game is available in singleplayer and multiplayer modes and features a deep narrative with lots of action.