MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed, becomes an Epic Games Store exclusive

Piranha Games has announced that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries has been delayed and will now launch exclusively on the Epic Games Store.

The game was originally scheduled to launch on September 10th, but will now arrive on December 10th. A beta for the game is scheduled to go live for preorder customers in November.

“Our partnership with the Epic Games store allows Piranha the opportunity to make sure MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries meets our internal goal of creating the best MechWarrior game possible,” Russ Bullock, executive producer, said. “Since we announced the development of the first single-player MechWarrior game in 17 years, we have stated that our goal was to deliver to fans a MechWarrior: Mercenaries experience with true freedom of choice and to be able to share that experience in a coop setting.

“Understandably some fans will be disappointed that they have to wait a short while longer for MechWarrior 5, but it’s important to Piranha Games that we absolutely get this right. We are happy to say that our new partnership with Epic Games store allows us the time and ability to accomplish our goals both in the games development and marketing efforts.”

The developer added that it is offering refunds until September 1st. Players who choose to refund their preorder will get to keep all of the bonus MechWarrior Online content included in the Standard, Collector, and Ultimate Editions of MechWarrior 5.

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