For all of you cult fans who were waiting on MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to drop on September 10th, you will have to wait a little longer as Piranha games announced the game will now drop on December 10th. The reasoning behind this comes from this statement:
“Our partnership with Epic Games store allows us the opportunity to make sure MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries meets our internal goal of creating the best MechWarrior game possible.”
What the partnership with Epic Games, this also means that anyone who pre-ordered the game on Steam will no longer receive keys for that platform. If you wish to receive a full refund, you can do so before September 1st. The good news is that you can keep all of the bonus MechWarrior online content including XP, premium time, badges, decals, cockpit items, and more. The bad news is if you do get a refund you will be unable to participate in the closed beta scheduled in November, and will not receive the DLC items.
The angry Steam fanboys are probably review bombing the game as we speak, and for all of the complications the companies are making for the consumers, I don’t blame them. Will you still purchase the game now that it’s going to be on the Epic Store?
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