MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is returning to the PS4 and PS5

MechWarriors 5: Mercenaries is the first game in the series to be on a Sony console in over 20 years.

The MechWarrior series (and BattleTech) games are a Microsoft Franchise. Naturally, this means that the titles are exclusive to Windows PCs and Xbox Consoles. However, this wasn't always the case. There was a time when PlayStation owners could enjoy these games.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is generally considered a good game with issues concerning the lack of PvP content.

To give you an idea, the last time when you could play anything related to BattleTech on a PlayStation console was back in 1997 with Activision's MechWarrior 2: Arcade Combat Edition on the original PlayStation. Since then, the series has spawned numerous sequels and none have been available on a PlayStation console - until now.

More than two decades later, BattleTech fans can finally play a new game on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

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When is MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries coming to Sony consoles?

Piranha Games is releasing MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to the PS4 and PS5 on September 23. The studio's Senior Community Manager, Daeron Katz, made the release official in a PlayStation Blog post.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries was originally released for Microsoft Windows PCs back in 2019. Piranha Games later ported the game over to the Xbox Series S/X as well as Xbox One last May. In addition to the base game, the PS4 and PS5 versions of MechWarrior 5 will include the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion. Piranha Games also confirmed that PS5 owners will get to enjoy support for Sony's DualSense adaptive triggers.

Here's to hoping we get MerchWarrior 6 after MerchWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

The most important bit from the announcement is that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature cross-platform play.

While the game is mostly a single-player affair with a robust campaign, MechWarrior 5 does have a multiplayer function. Players can play co-op matches and check out the DLC campaign together.

Ray Ampoloquio
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