Piranha Games is delaying the Steam version of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries until spring next year. The game was released exclusively on the Epic Games Store on December 10, 2019 and may be released on Steam a year later, but then Cyberpunk 2077 will also be released.
According to Piranha Games , the sales and marketing of a game on the lauchday are very important. If MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is released on December 10th this year, the studio fears the game will receive little attention because Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on the same date after several postponements.
The developer has decided to delay the Steam and GOG versions until next year and to release the game simultaneously for the Xbox Series X and S. The DLC expansion Hero of the Inner Sphere has also been postponed until spring. . The developer has not yet specified an exact date.
Piranha Games was recently acquired by Swedish Enad Global 7 and the developer says it has more resources available for marketing and further development of the console versions. The studio will soon release a video explaining the decision.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries was released on the Epic Games Store last year and was released on the Microsoft Store in May this year. The game is also part of the Game Pass subscription for PC.