PGI President announces that a new MechWarrior game is in development

PGI President announces that a new MechWarrior game is in development

PGI President announces that a new MechWarrior game is in development

MechWarrior 6 is in development and may be announced in 2023.


MechWarrior made a comeback in 2019 after a 17-year hiatus, launching 5: Mercenaries with a decent score of 73 on Metacritic. But developer PGI isn’t done yet, as President Russ Bullock has confirmed that a new game is in the works.


“Piranha has another MechWarrior in development,” Bullock said on a podcast with NoGutsNoGalaxy. “It’s not a sequel to MechWarrior Online… Think of it more as MechWarrior 5, but as a standalone game. That’s all I’ll say for now. It will be announced later, somewhere in 2023.”

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In the 17-year hiatus between MechWarrior 4 and 5, two games were released – Online (an MMO) and Tactical Command (a mobile spin-off). 5 was lauded for being a return to form, continuing the numbered mainline games begun in the 80’s, but PGI endorsed another MMO after its launch, The Lord of the Rings Online, raising concerns about the future of the series triggered.

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While the official announcement of MechWarrior 6 is yet to come, Bullock’s confirmation (at 35:50) confirms that it is in development. This is in line with the deal PGI has with Microsoft, which allows it to use the MechWarrior license until at least 2025.

It’s a big year for mech games. Not only does MechWarrior continue with another sequel, but FromSoftware is deviating from the Soulsborne formula after over a decade to bring back its own Armored Core mech series. Funnily enough, the newly announced entry is also the sixth part. That starts in 2023, but when MechWarrior 6 will arrive is anyone’s guess.

If you’ve never played MechWarrior, you’ll be placed in the cockpit of a giant futuristic suit of armor and sent on missions to blow up a bunch of enemies in an all-out war while monitoring the health of each of your components. Imagine a souped-up set of Fallout 4’s Power Armor.

The world is set in the BattleTech universe, with the final game taking place during the Third Succession War. If you’re itching to try a modern mech shooter before Armored Core, then 5 is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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