What You Need to Know:
- Eager pilots from around the world are converging on Vancouver on December 9th to play, compete or witness the MechWarrior Online World Championships at this year’s Mech_Con, and today Piranha Games revealed fans at Mech_Con will get the first crack at the upcoming and highly-anticipated MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
- The long-awaited and first standalone single player MechWarrior title will be playable for the first time in public at the event. The just-launched Mech_Con 2017 website is live as of today https://mechwarrior.com/mechcon and fans can grab tickets here.
- Mech_Con is a special one-day event dedicated to the celebration of BattleTech and MechWarrior and is hosted by Piranha Games. The event features fellow MechWarrior and BattleTech creators and developers Harebrained Schemes and Catalyst Game Labs, and attendees can participate in panels, Q&A's, 1v1 MechWarrior Online matches, win prizes and giveaways throughout the day, and more. This year’s event will be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel and Ballroom in Vancouver, and the just-launched Mech_Con website hosts the event’s schedule, travel and booking details and more.
- Set for release in 2018, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is under development by a dedicated and separate development team at Piranha Games using Unreal Engine 4. MechWarrior Online, Piranha’s existing F2P multiplayer-focused tactical ‘Mech combat game (built with CryEngine) will continue its ongoing live development by the MWO team at Piranha.
Source: Official Press Release
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Pre-Alpha Footage (Mech_Con 2016)
I haven't touched MechWarrior in a long time! I hope the latest one will be good.
This game is entirely new to me so maybe it's worth trying once it releases.