If you have missed the recent Mech_Con 2017 event, let me wrap it up for you here. Piranha Games has announced the launch date for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and it will be out in December 2018 for PCs. The interesting thing about it is that there hasn’t been any part of the game with a single player campaign in its fifteen years history.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

This part of the game is actually an intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign. The game is based on the year 3015, with players being MechWarrior mercenaries. I don’t want to spoil the fun part but I do want to share what was discussed in the event:

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.

Ys Net confirms there will be no “Shenmue III” until 2019!