Piranha Games announced this morning that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be getting cross-play this month, with the Xbox Series S|X, Steam and GOG versions seeing their full launch alongside the DLC, Heroes of the Innersphere, on May 27th.
The May 27th launch for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on Steam, Xbox platforms and GOG also sees with it an update bringing over 30 quality-of-life updates to the co-op MechWarrior game. Piranha states that these QoL changes are directly influnced by player feedback, as well as including the cross-play players have wanted.
“The MechWarrior community feedback has been vital for the 30+ quality-of-life updates and new content at launch,” said Russ Bullock, President and Executive Producer at Piranha Games via a press release this morning. “We’ve strived to meet fan expectations for what a MechWarrior experience is with this release – including a new co-op cross-platform experience, base game price drop, and DLC content with the ability to join a friend for free – and look forward to hearing from them on May 27.”
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is seeing a price drop, from $49.99 to $29.99 for the base game. However, Piranha are stressing that you don't need the DLC to experience the story, if one of your friends has it you can join for the co-op campaign for free with that friend, regardless of platform. Changes to the experience thus far also will include UI changes, a full 360 LOD radar, enhanced AI, the ability to track encounters.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries initially launched on the Epic Games Store, with plans to launch elsewhere in the future, however the team delayed those plans to work out the best verion of MechWarrior for fans eager to jump back into the role of War Dog. The May 27th launch sees the game fully release across multiple storefronts and platforms, alongside the DLC. If you have Xbox Game Pass for PC, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is there for you to download as well.