Set for release in 2018, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries features an immersive story-based campaign driven by player choice and first-person 'Mech combat.

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The next entry in the classic MechWarrior series will be coming to PC ready for modding.

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Piranha Games, developer of the next mainline entry in the MechWarrior series – MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – has announced that the game will be launching on PC with full mod support. The announcement was made in December last year at MechCon in Vancouver, with the game’s release date also being announced as December this year.

MechWarrior 5, not to be confused with MechWarrior Online, the multiplayer-only Mech game also developed by Piranha Games, is the next main entry in the series to have a singleplayer campaign along with 4-player co-op support. The developer announced that the mods will be delivered via Steam Workshop, though no word on external mod support outside of the platform was confirmed.

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The full press release text, include further details on the modding capabilities, is below:

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries features intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Featuring an advancing timeline starting in the year 3015, players will adopt the role of a new MechWarrior mercenary thrust into leadership of a mercenary squad as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere; the vast region of colonized space surrounding Earth. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the maintenance and enhancement of your BattleMechs.

The game’s newly-announced co-op functionality will enable players to host up to three friends inside their campaign universe, running missions together as a coordinated lance under the banner of the host’s mercenary unit.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will also receive full mod support, empowering fans to customize their own missions, contracts, planetary systems, biomes, and much more, via powerful toolsets and Steam Workshop integration.

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For more, watch some pre-alpha gameplay footage of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, and get ready for its release at the end of the year.


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Valherran
Valherran

Holy crap this looks awesome, can't wait to see it!

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

" via powerful toolsets and Steam Workshop integration."

Oh **** you.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We are working on more open modding platforms!

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Lord_Kane
Lord_Kane

GOG RELEASE? AND WHAT ABOUT AGING COMPUTERS LIKE MINE? CAN I MW5?

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rattler20200
rattler20200

Awesome... Until this comes out... I might have to figure out how to get Mech4 Mercs to work on Win7. Even got both Mech Paks.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Good time to play MechWarrior: Living Legends a former Mod of the Year winner

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gnear
gnear

could be worth playing, will give it a go when it eventually releases...

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VGames
VGames

Awesome!

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Gylfe
Gylfe

HELL YES!!! MWO was such a disappointment after they canned the campaign and went online only pay to win. I really am hoping this is finally a proper MW game like MW2 or even 4, with some online support since it's basically mandated for modern games. I am really just looking for a solid MW experience that will last me a long time like 2 and 4 did. I know 4 was a bit arcadey, but it was at least something.

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