It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since we got the last singleplayer MechWarrior, considering that most popular franchises get sequels every three years or so. Luckily, we won’t have to wait 15 more years to get a MechWarrior campaign, as the fifth numbered entry in the long running series of ‘Mech simulators will launch in late 2018, boasting a fully featured singleplayer campaign, four player co-op, and modding capabilities enhanced by Valve’s ever helpful Steam Workshop.
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.