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A new MechWarrior game is currently in development, according to the president of the studio behind MechWarrior 5.
In an interview with podcast No Guts No Galaxy, Piranha Games president Russ Bullock revealed that the studio is working on a new standalone title in the series.
Piranha has released two MechWarrior games to date – MechWarrior Online in 2013 and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries in 2019.
“We’re still working on MechWarrior, which has been somewhat surprising to me, that we’ve been able to work on it this long, which is great,” Bullock said.
“Everyone knows we have DLC 4 coming out for MechWarrior 5, and there is another MechWarrior game in development at Piranha.”
Explaining that the other game is another single-player title, Bullock clarified: “It’s not MechWarrior Online 2, it’s not the successor to MechWarrior Online, it’s not an online PvP [game].
“Think of it more in line with MechWarrior 5, but a standalone game, a standalone product. So I guess that’s an exclusive announcement for you but that’s all I’ll say for now.”
Bullock also stressed that the game was still some way away from being officially revealed, adding: “It’ll be announced later – don’t know, if I had to guess it may even be until… oh, who knows. Somewhere in 2023. Maybe even as late as the fall, like September or something.
“So it’ll be a while, you’ll have to wait around to see what that is. But yeah, more in-line with a MechWarrior 5 type of experience, meaning it’ll be a game that comes out on all the platforms, PC and console.
Bullock also reiterated that the game “follows more of a single player co-op type of pathway, kind of building off that whole technology base”, stressing again: “So it’s not the next online game.”
MechWarrior 5 was originally released in 2019, where it was an Epic Store exclusive. The game was eventually released on Steam, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in May 2021, then came to PS4 and PS5 in September 2021.
The latter marked the first time the MechWarrior series had been available on a PlayStation console since MechWarrior 2 was released on the original PlayStation back in 1997.