MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed to December, Exclusive to EGS

Bad news for MechWarrior fans, as Piranha Games revealed today that the fifth entry in the beloved single player mech combat series will miss its September launch date, releasing on December 10th instead (and as an Epic Games Store exclusive). Community preorder customers will be able to participate in a closed Beta that will be held on November 5th.

Our partnership with the Epic Games store allows Piranha the opportunity to make sure MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries meets our internal goal of creating the best MechWarrior game possible. Since we announced the development of the first single-player MechWarrior game in 17 years, we have stated that our goal was to deliver to fans a MechWarrior: Mercenaries experience with true freedom of choice and to be able to share that experience in a coop setting.

Understandably some fans will be disappointed that they have to wait a short while longer for MechWarrior 5, but it’s important to Piranha Games that we absolutely get this right. We are happy to say that our new partnership with Epic Games store allows us the time and ability to accomplish our goals both in the games development and marketing efforts

Russ Bullock, executive producer.

According to a new update posted on the game’s website, Community Edition owners who wish to seek a refund (since the game was originally marketed as a Steam release) will be able to do so by September 1st.

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