MechWarrior 5 lastly stomps onto Steam and GOG this month
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ Steam debut could have been delayed—however while you’re an 80ft metal warfare machine, I feel we will forgive a bit tardiness.
Initially launching on Epic again in December 2019, MechWarrior 5 was set to hit different platforms when its year-long exclusivity interval led to December 2020. However with the looming risk of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch on the horizon, the stompy robotic sim was pushed again into this yr. With the fallout from CD Projekt’s troubled launch now effectively behind us, Piranha Video games is able to convey MechWarrior 5 to Steam and GOG this Might twenty seventh.
This month’s launch comes with full cross-play between Epic, Steam, GOG and the sport’s new Xbox variations. This contains the sport’s Heroes of the Inside Sphere DLC marketing campaign, which is able to solely require one participant to personal it to play cooperatively. An replace additionally features a bunch of latest options, together with squishy infantry models, a revamped UI, excessive climate circumstances and a brand new marketing campaign intro.
I fell off MechWarrior 5 quicker than I would preferred, because of a repetitive mission construction and paper-thin narrative that could not maintain as much as fellow mech-smasher BattleTech. However it’s nonetheless a bloody good mech sim—and if all you need is an enormous toybox stuffed with stompy robots, MW5 will do you greater than fantastic.
“MW5 is unmistakably a recreation about being a sandbox mech jockey, and the tales are only a low-quality veneer over some excellent robotic fight,” Jon wrote in his MW5 evaluation. “In case you’re right here for a mech smashing simulator, that is the most effective new mech smashing simulator round. This is hoping for extra and higher from a MechWarrior 6.”