MechWarrior 5 Coming to Xbox Consoles, DLC Delayed Into 2021 – IGN
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ ‘Heroes of the Inner Sphere’ DLC has been delayed until Spring 2021 to coincide with the launch of the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Steam and GoG.
Piranha Games revealed the news as part of a blog post on the MechWarrior 5 website, noting that Cyberpunk 2077’s release date shifting to December 10th influenced their decision to move the release date, as this was when the DLC was originally slated to launch.
“Any developer wants their titles to get as much attention as possible, and obviously sharing a release date with Cyberpunk was less than optimal. Day one sales and marketing are so important to a successful product launch, and we believe that rescheduling our release date will allow MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries to have the opportunity and attention it deserves,” the blog post reads.[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/11/mechwarrior-5-mercenaries-review”]
The good news is that this will allow for a simultaneous launch for MechWarrior 5 across multiple platforms in Spring 2021. It’ll be the first time a MechWarrior game has been on a console since 2004, when MechAssault 2 landed on the original Xbox. According to Piranha Games, Mechwarrior 5 on Xbox is “the first true MechWarrior experience ever on a console.”
Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries launched on PC in December 2019 exclusively on the Epic Games Store. We reviewed the game at launch, scoring it an 8.1 and calling it a “modern revival of the series.”[poilib element=”accentDivider”]
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