MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Headed to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in Spring 2021 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 1,578 Views
Developer Piranha Games announced MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will launch for the Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One in Spring 2021. On PC it will launch on the same day on Steam, GOG, and the Microsoft Store.
Piranha Games also delayed the release of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC from December 10 to Spring 2021.
"We are excited and proud to announce that now, in addition to playing MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on PC, it will also be available on the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One," said the developer. "This will be the first MechWarrior title on a console since 2004's MechAssault 2, and in our opinion, the first true MechWarrior experience ever on a console.
"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, EGS, Microsoft Store, and Xbox consoles will give us more exposure and a broader reach than we've ever had before.
"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 single player campaign and new career modes, making running your Mercenary Unit the most rewarding experience possible."
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