MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC Available Now on Xbox Series X|S,
Steam and GOG
Piranha Games Launches Iconic Mech Action Sim with Cross-Play, DLC Sharing, Updated Digital Contents Pack, and Free Major Update
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 27, 2021 – Step inside and become your own weapon of war… Developer Piranha Games, a company in the EG7 global interactive entertainment group, announced today that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the much-anticipated Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC have launched on Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and GOG.com. The “Dropship Edition” celebrates the Steam release with the base game and DLC available for 10% off and players on Microsoft PC and Xbox will receive an exclusive Kobold Hero Mech—complete with a custom loadout, paint job, and AI Goblin pilot—to commemorate the title’s debut on the Xbox Series X|S platform. Mercs on all available platforms can also enjoy an updated digital content pack for a new price of $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 containing:
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Soundtrack with 25 tracks
- Heroes of the Inner Sphere Soundtrack with 14 tracks (updated for this release)
- Tech Manual Technical Readouts for Select Mechs – 58 Pages with mech details
- Art Work and Desktops Images Various resolutions
- Concept art (updated for this release)
- Selected Screenshots
- Selected Marketing Images
Packed with Cross-Play support, more than 30 major updates representing over a year of development efforts, a DLC sharing feature, updates digital content pack, and new pricing there has never been a better opportunity to experience MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries!
“On behalf of the entire team at Piranha Games, we’d like to thank the MechWarrior community for their continued support and feedback which has allowed us to deliver the best version of MechWarrior 5 to the Xbox and PC platforms today,” said Russ Bullock, President and Executive Producer at Piranha Games. “Additionally, the fantastic support from the EG7 group has allowed us to share the MechWarrior universe and the newly added features like Cross-Play support and DLC sharing with a wider audience and expand our amazing community.”
New and Updated Features
About MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries finds players in the battlefields of the future, dominated by BattleMechs, hulking machines of war capable of leveling entire cities. As the inheritor of a once-glorious Mercenary company, the quest for glory and revenge will stretch light years, chasing the threads of interstellar intrigue on the journey to become an elite MechWarrior and mercenary commander.
The merc life of a MechWarrior BattleMech pilot continues in the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC. Follow your chosen career path from War Dog to Treasure Hunter in the new Career Mode. Explore new warzones, new quests, and new missions that span the full scope of the Inner Sphere. Hunt the Heroes with special quests that tell the story of seven new heroes and their lostech mechs. Find new mech chassis and variants, weapons, equipment, as well as blueprints to quirk your prized mechs.
“Working with Piranha Games on MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries gave us first-hand exposure to the team’s commitment to its fanbase,” said Robin Flodin, CEO at EG7. “We are proud to support the developers in introducing the beloved MechWarrior franchise to a wider audience with today’s global launch.”
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC is developed by Piranha Games and co-published with Sold Out, both companies in the EG7 group, for Xbox Series X|S (digital), Steam, and GOG.com, in addition to the Epic Game Store. The base game and DLC are available for $29.99/ £24.99/ €29.99 and $19.99 /£15.99 / €19.99, respectively, the digital content pack is also available for $4.99/ €4.99/ £3.99. The ESRB rating is T (Teen) for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC on Xbox Series X|S.
About Piranha Games
Founded in 2000, Piranha Games is an action gaming studio with unparalleled experience developing licensed products for big-name franchises, including AAA licensed titles such as Need for Speed: Undercover and Duke Nukem Forever. Best known for the Free-to-Play game title MechWarrior Online, PGI is as committed as ever to creating world-class action-based games, having most recently released MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. At PGI, there is a genuine sense of collaboration, respect and a strong commitment to our projects and to each other. We all love what we do, and believe strong companies are built from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Piranha Games strives to foster a positive and inclusive environment, where everyone feels supported, comfortable, and completely part of the team.
About Sold Out
Sold Out combines a wealth of experience with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution, Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments, and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at soldout.uk.com.
EG7 (Enad Global 7) is a group of companies within the gaming industry that develops, markets, publishes and distributes PC, console and mobile games to the global gaming market. The company employs 470+ game developers and develops its own original IP:s, as well as act as consultants to other publishers around the world through its game development divisions Daybreak Games, Piranha Games, Toadman Studios, Big Blue Bubble and Antimatter Games. In addition, the group’s marketing department Petrol has contributed to the release of 1,500+ titles, of which many are world famous brands such as Call of Duty, Destiny, Dark Souls and Rage. The group’s publishing and distribution department Sold Out holds expertise in both physical and digital publishing and has previously worked with Team 17, Rebellion and Frontier Developments. EG7 is headquartered in Stockholm with 670 employees in 13 offices worldwide.