MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings back the single-player way

Almost every game these days have an online element to them, either really playing with others online in a massive persistent world or simply going into one-off skirmishes. Some gamers, however, have a deep love for keeping things single. Such gamers might find solace and joy in the announcement of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the first time in over 15 years that the franchise is getting a non-multiplayer, totally single-player game. That is, if developers Piranha Games successfully launches it in 2018.

MechWarrior, which launched in 1989 and is itself a part of a larger Battle Tech franchise, made every giant robot rider's dream come true. Virtually, of course. The game mostly takes place from inside the cockpit of your giant BattleMech, but that doesn't mean that the game is nothing but big robots, big guns, and big explosions. Not the previous MechWarrior games and, at least on paper, not this one.

MechWarrior stories have always revolved around robot pilots who are contracted to do missions and fight on behalf of one of the several factions in the game. MW5 is no different, though the "Mercenaries" titles is perhaps redundant but does fit the bill nicely. There is a promise of an immersive, career-based campaigns driven by player choice. Such choices usually boil down to how you maintain and enhance your BattleMechs.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries isn't scheduled to hit shelves until 2018. While it is marked to be a single-player game, it won't be surprising to see some small multi-player elements as well. Especially considering its developer, Piranha Games, are the very folks behind MechWarrior Online.

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