10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2018 - #8 Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

Screenshot from Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
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No I'm not talking about that Mercenaries game or even that one – this is a new Mechwarrior game to have the Mercenaries subtitle. Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries is the 5th Mechwarrior game in the main franchise; it started way back in 1989 with the original Mechwarrior and with the last release in the series being Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance in 2000. That means Mechwarrior fans have been waiting 17 years for another game in the main series.

Sure, there's been Mechwarrior Online (which is also developed by Piranha Games, the folks behind Mechwarrior 5) , but this is apparently going to be a return to the series' roots. The game takes place during 3015 known as a period called the Third Succession War. Many factions fight over the Inner Sphere and you play the role of a rookie Mechwarrior pilot. It's up to you to decide which contracts to take as you complete a single player campaign driven by player choice.

According to an interview that PC Gamer conducted with Piranha Games in October, the new Mechwarrior 5 is going to be "one part Mechwarrior and one part Football Manager" as you're managing a mercenary outfit in this game – so it sounds like a lot more strategy will be involved than your typical Mechwarrior game. The game's timeline also moves forward meaning different factions rise and fall according to the lore.

Check out the video below for some recent gameplay footage courtesy of Polygon.

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