I'll never get back the hundreds of hours I've spent playing various Mechwarrior games over the years, and I wouldn't have it any other way, as it was the inspiration for the first sci-fi screenplay I optioned to Hollywood back in the late '90s and the source of an endless array of memorable matches with me and my trusty mech. Some fresh new pre-alpha gameplay footage for Piranha Games' new Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries was revealed at Mech-Con 2016 last weekend in Vancouver, and it's crammed with all the geeky battle robo details you love.
“Our main goal with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be developed using Unreal Engine 4 and released on PC in 2018. is to provide fans with a standalone, story-driven single-player experience that allows for a great amount of flexibility in terms of player choice, built on a foundation of the intense, tactical ‘Mech combat the franchise is known for,” announced Piranha Games president, Russ Bullock.
Here's the official synopsis:
In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries you will adopt the role of a rookie MechWarrior pilot thrust into combat as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere. Take contracts from the factions of your choosing and engage in tactical, first-person, PvE ‘Mech combat through an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the acquisition, maintenance, and enhancement of your BattleMechs.
Strap in and power up this tantalizing tease of Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries and tell us if you can withstand the wait until it's released in 2018.
(Via Flickering Myth)