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Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

Mechwarrior 5 pushed back into 2019

Release date expected to be confirmed later this year.

Mechwarrior 5 had originally been planned to land later this year, but the 2018 launch has just been pushed back into the following year.

"As everyone knows, this is the first single-player experience Mechwarrior title released since 2002 and we are well aware of the responsibility and great opportunity we have in re-introducing Mechwarrior to the world," Piranha boss Russ Bullock wrote in a statement shared on Twitter.

"At this time we're only prepared to announce a slip into 2019 and would like to give ourselves until MechCon this December 1 in Vancouver to determine and announce the specific launch date in 2019 so that we can be as accurate with our estimations as possible and avoid further delays. Although undoubtedly many Mechwarrior fans will initially be disappointed by the longer wait, we also feel confident and assured that we will get 100 percent support from Mechwarrior fans to release the best product possible."

Fans of the series have been waiting for a core Mechwarrior game for more than 15 years, and now it looks like they'll have to be patient for a while longer. However, if the game lives up to the standards set by its predecessors, the wait should be worth it.

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