MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will launch with full, four-player multiplayer co-operative support as well as full mod support when it releases in December 2018.
Piranha Games announced the features and the launch window tonight during MechCon 2017. In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, players may be joined by three other players in the game’s campaign mode. Co-operative missions will be staged under the banner of the host player.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, announced at MechCon a year ago, will be the first MechWarrior game with a single-player campaign in more than 15 years. MechWarrior Online, also developed by Piranha Games, has been the flagship for the franchise since 2011.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ campaign will begin in the year 3015 in the game’s timeline and stretch for 35 years. Full mod support means players can “customize their own missions, contracts, planetary systems, biomes, and much more, via powerful toolsets and Steam Workshop integration,” according to a news release.