MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to release exclusively on Epic Games Store

Mercenaries, the latest release in the MechWarrior series, is coming to PC players as an Epic Games Store exclusive.


The MechWarrior series has a long and storied history full of tense mech battles, and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is set to bring that destructive magic back home once more. As the first campaign-focused MechWarrior release in over 15 years, players are understandably eager to get their hands on Mercenaries. With that said, PC players will have to go through Epic to do so, as an announcement from Piranha Games has revealed that the latest release in the MechWarrior series will be landing on PC exclusively through the Epic Games Store.

Speaking in a press release, Russ Bullock, executive producer on the game, said the partnership with Epic Games allowed the developers to make Mercenaries the best game it could be, specifically with regard to rounding out development and working on marketing.

“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,” Bullock said. “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.”

Given that many players don't use or don't want to play or buy games through the Epic Games Store, Piranha Games is willing to refund any preorders for any tier. The only catch is that players need to request one before September 1, but fans will still be able to keep any and all preorder bonuses for MechWarrior Online.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will land on PC through the Epic Games Store on December 10, 2019. The developers have also indicated that a closed beta test for Mercenaries will be held sometime in November. Until then, catch up on the latest mech-powered news by stopping by Shacknews' MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries home page.

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