New MechWarrior 6 Game Confirmed: What to Expect from the Next Standalone Installment in 2023! – After a 17-year absence, MechWarrior returned in 2019, releasing 5: Mercenaries to a respectable Metacritic score of 73. But the PGI team isn’t finished yet; according to president Russ Bullock, a new game is now under development.
On a podcast with NoGutsNoGalaxy, Bullock stated, “There is another MechWarrior in production at Piranha.” “It is not the replacement for MechWarrior Online. Consider it more akin to MechWarrior 5 than a solo title. I’ll stop there for the time being. The announcement will come later, possibly in 2023.”
Two games were released during the 17-year gap between the release of MechWarrior 4 and 5: Online (an MMO) and Tactical Command (a mobile spin-off). The mainstream numbered games that began in the 1980s were resumed with 5, which received plaudits for being a return to form. However, PGI went on to fund The Lord of the Rings Online following 5, raising questions about the series’ future.
Although MechWarrior 6 hasn’t been officially announced, Bullock’s statement (at 35:50) does indicate that it is in the works. This is consistent with PGI’s agreement with Microsoft, which gives it access to the MechWarrior licence till at least 2025.
The year is a significant one for mech games. Along with MechWarrior’s continued success, FromSoftware is also bringing back its own mech series, Armored Core, after more than a decade away from the Soulsborne concept. It’s ironic that the most recent instalment is also the sixth. That debuts in 2023, although it is unknown when MechWarrior 6 will be released.
If you’ve never played MechWarrior, you sit in the cockpit of a massive futuristic suit of armour and are sent on missions to blow up a lot of adversaries in a full-scale battle while keeping an eye on the health of each part of your suit. Think of a more durable suit of the power armour from Fallout 4.
The last game, which takes place during the Third Succession War, is where the setting of this game is based, which is within the BattleTech universe. Before Armored Core, if you’re dying to play a contemporary mech shooter, 5 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.