MechWarrior 5 Will Also Be an Epic Games Store Exclusive

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries expects to be an amazing game, full of exciting combat challenges and an immersive storyline. Developer Piranha Games has been working on the game for quite some time, first previewing the game over a year ago. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries originally was slated for release on September 10. However, it now is not coming out until exactly three months later, on December 10. The developer is also now stating the game is only to be available through Epic Games Store.

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Executive producer for Piranha Games, Russ Bullock, talks about the upcoming project. He states “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. 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”.

Bullock then speaks about the slightly controversial decision to be exclusive with Epic Games Store. The executive producer says “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.”


Undoubtedly, people are going to feel some disappointment the game is choosing to solely partner with Epic Games Store. Previously, the game had intentions of going with Steam, even offering pre-purchases. Anyone who has already purchase paid for the game with Steam is able to collect a refund. It is hardly a surprise that Epic Games Store is demanding exclusive rights as they believe it necessary to being competitive in the market.

The MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries beta begins on November 5.