MechWarrior Returns to PlayStation for First Time in More Than 20 Years

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere Expansion Landing on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 Sept. 23

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sept. 8, 2021 – Developer Piranha Games is excited to announce that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion is coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®5 on Sept. 23, 2021. This monumental launch marks the return of the beloved BattleTech franchise to PlayStation platforms for the first time in 20 years. Featuring full cross-play support for all major platforms, including Steam, GOG.com, Epic Games Store, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, and with over 30 new and enhanced features representing over a year’s worth of development time, it’s a great time to join forces with fellow Mercs and friends worldwide for co-op and instant action. MechWarrior fans can also look forward to a physical box set edition for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries for PlayStation and Xbox systems this November. In addition, developer Piranha Games also confirms that all MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries players will be able to experience the entirety of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere campaign when joining a match hosted by anyone who owns the expansion, regardless of platform.

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 expansion. 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.

The developers at Piranha Games have spent over a year addressing player requests for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, implementing enhancements and quality of life improves resulting in over 30 major updates free updates included at launch for all PlayStation players.

Feature Highlights Include:

  • Cross-Play Support: Fight alongside friends with four-player PvE co-op
  • DLC Sharing: Experience the entirety of the Heroes of the Inner Sphere campaign when joining a co-op match hosted by a player who owns the expansion
  • Loads of gameplay improvements: Full 360 LOD radar (with BAP available with DLC), more extreme conditions and effects, enhanced AI, enhanced salvage crates, AND SO MUCH MORE
  • Campaign Updates: New story introduction and optional tutorial
  • UI Improvements: Ability to track encounters and where to hunt desired ‘Mechs, instant action loading previously selected mechs and pilots, modding updates, amongst others

Stay up to date with the latest from the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and follow the development team at Piranha Games on Twitter @PiranhaGames and @MW5Mercs, Facebook, and YouTube.

About EG7

EG7 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.

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.

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.

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