One thing to stay up for: After reviving the long-running MechWarrior franchise, Piranha Video games does not intend to let the sequence slip into dormancy once more. The developer is operating on every other access comparable to its closing liberate, MechWarrior 5. Be affected person, even though. The main points are scant, and we most likely would possibly not see it for some time.
This week, Piranha Video games president Russ Bullock published that every other MechWarrior recreation is within the works. The brand new undertaking shall be extra just like the single-player MechWarrior 5 than the multiplayer-oriented MechWarrior On-line.
Bullock showed the brand new name in an episode of the podcast No Guts No Galaxy. He mentioned the sport can be a standalone liberate for PC and consoles that specialize in single-player and co-op modes. It’ll construct off of the technological base of MechWarrior 5, even though Bullock did not explain what that implies.
In spite of revealing the brand new recreation’s building, Piranha would possibly not officially announce it but. Bullock recommended the corporate will unveil the name someday this yr, most likely in September or later within the fall.
The mech-combat simulation shooter sequence debuted as 1989 MechWarrior from Dynamix and Activision, a spin-off of the BattleTech tabletop franchise. The IP persevered with different entries from Activision, Zipper Interactive, and Microsoft ahead of coming into a decade-long hiatus after 2002’s MechWarrior4: Vengeance. Sadly, those titles don’t seem to be to be had on fashionable virtual storefronts. The ones occupied with revisiting or investigating the sport’s historical past must obtain them from unofficial assets and use mods to run them on fashionable working techniques.
MechWarrior returned to Piranha Video games with the web PvP-focused MechWarrior On-line in 2013. In 2019 the corporate launched MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries — the primary conventional access in 17 years — completely at the Epic Video games Retailer ahead of bringing it to Steam two years later.
Since then, MechWarrior 5 has gained 3 enlargement packs, with a fourth — Upward thrust of Rasalhague — arriving on January 26. The growth will coincide with a unfastened replace that improves the AI and the mech hangar whilst including quality-of-life enhancements. Upward thrust of Rasalhague features a 12-mission storyline, a brand new mech chassis, and the “infiltration” recreation mode.
The BattleTech franchise additionally comprises the turn-based technique video games Crescent Hawk’s Inception (1988) and Crescent Hawk’s Revenge (1990). Hairbrained Schemes launched a brand new turn-based access merely titled BattleTech in 2018.