After launching exclusively for the Epic Games Store on PC last year, Piranha Games’ MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be releasing for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. The mech combat title is slated to arrive in Spring 2021 for Microsoft’s consoles. However, it will also become available on Steam, the Microsoft Store and GOG.
The studio also confirmed that the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC would be releasing in Spring 2021 instead of December 10th. “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.”
To that end, fans can expect quality of life improvements for the AI, art and user interface along with new career modes and some tweaks to the campaign. All this is made possible thanks to the studio’s recent acquisition by Enad Global 7 which allows for more resources. MechWarriors 5: Mercenaries received a mixed response due to a number of bugs and other issues plaguing the release. Hopefully, the additional time and resources allows for more polish.
For more details on the base game, check out our review here.