Developer Piranha Games is excited to announce that a physical box set edition MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion is coming to PlayStation and Xbox systems this November. This monumental launch marks the return of the beloved BattleTech franchise to PlayStation platforms for the first time in 20 years. Featuring full cross-play support for all major platforms, including Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, and with over 30 new and enhanced features representing over a year’s worth of development time, it’s a great time to join forces with fellow Mercs and friends worldwide for co-op and instant action.
In addition, developer Piranha Games also confirms that all MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries players will be able to experience the entirety of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere campaign when joining a match hosted by anyone who owns the expansion, regardless of platform.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries finds players in the battlefields of the future, dominated by BattleMechs, hulking machines of war capable of leveling entire cities. As the inheritor of a once-glorious Mercenary company, the quest for glory and revenge will stretch light years, chasing the threads of interstellar intrigue on the journey to become an elite MechWarrior and mercenary commander.
The merc life of a MechWarrior BattleMech pilot continues in the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion. Follow your chosen career path from War Dog to Treasure Hunter in the new Career Mode. Explore new warzones, new quests, and new missions that span the full scope of the Inner Sphere. Hunt the Heroes with special quests that tell the story of seven new heroes and their lostech mechs. Find new mech chassis and variants, weapons, equipment, as well as blueprints to quirk your prized mechs.
The developers at Piranha Games have spent over a year addressing player requests for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, implementing enhancements and quality of life improves resulting in over 30 major updates free updates included at launch for all PlayStation players.
Feature Highlights Include:
- Cross-Play Support: Fight alongside friends with four-player PvE co-op
- DLC Sharing: Experience the entirety of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere campaign when joining a co-op match hosted by a player who owns the expansion
- Loads of gameplay improvements: Full 360 LOD radar (with BAP available with DLC), more extreme conditions and effects, enhanced AI, enhanced salvage crates, AND SO MUCH MORE
- Campaign Updates: New story introduction and optional tutorial
- UI Improvements: Ability to track encounters and where to hunt desired ‘Mechs, instant action loading previously selected mechs and pilots, modding updates, amongst others
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