MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries opens console war with relaunch of crossplay
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the fighting robot game from Pirahna Games, is set to crash onto the Steam, GoG, and Xbox platforms with a slew of new features next month.
After stumbling across the Epic Games Store in 2019, you might have expected MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to unfold quietly, but Piranha Games is not over yet. The Huge Robot Battler, and the Latest in the MechWarrior Series, Set to Receive a Relaunch When It Comes to Steam, GoG, and Xbox Series X | S May 27. Along with this release, gamers can look forward to over 30 new and improved features. While you might remember it from our update last year, now we know it will include the cross-play feature as well.
Xbox Series X players | S and PC will no longer have to complain that their Thrustmaster and mouse cannot pair with an Xbox Elite controller. For the very first time in MechWarrior history, PC and console gamers can take to the battlefields of the future, dominated by the BattleMechs, large war machines capable of leveling entire cities. As more and more new mechs join the conflict that spans the galaxy, players will now be able to fight alongside up to three other compatriots as MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries opens up PvE encounters to a whole new cooperative cross play system.
If you’re already a seasoned Mechwarrior pilot, these new pilots will even be able to cooperate in your existing DLC campaigns, thanks to a brand new DLC sharing mode. In the base game and the extended DLC, this new breath of life for the Epic exclusive will offer tons of modifications, including infantry present throughout the game, a full 360 LOD radar (with BAP available with DLC) , more extreme conditions and effects, improved AI, improved recovery crates and more.
While the opening salvo of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries could have been mixed, Piranha Games is hoping that May 27 will wow players when Mechwarrior and its all-new DLC come online. Xbox Series X | S (digital), Steam, and GOG.com on May 27 for € 29.99 / £ 24.99 / $ 29.99. Check out the trailer above to learn more or drop by the manager website to browse all upcoming upgrades.