More gameplay has just been released for the upcoming singleplayer Mechwarrior title. Mechwarrior 5 won’t be out until late in 2018, but a playable demo will be available at MechCon, which will take place on December 9 in Vancouver, BC.
The game is still in a very early alpha state, so don’t expect too much polish. But for fans of giant heavily-armed robots, there’s plenty here to love. What there is so far certainly does impart the feeling of stomping around in a massive war machine. Blasting away at structures and gun emplacements with rockets and heavy cannons looks pretty fun too. Although the particular pilot could learn a little about facing.
The destructible environment tech and varied topography do a lot to add to the experience, even if the color palette is a little samey. Piranha is working hard on this game, and it looks like the progress has started to pay off. The overall look and feel of the game is starting to come together. Soon, fans of BattleTech will be stomping around in giant mechs blasting each other to bits.
Overall, Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries looks to be a good prospect for anyone with nostalgia or passing interest in the franchise.