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News Piranha Games announces MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 5 Dec 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    A faint ray of hope here for a MechCommander 3 game? Although I think Microsoft still own all the rights to the MechComm games and have killed it off, just like Age of Empires and Zoo tycoon; basically all my childhood rts games.
     
  3. Pete J

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    Will this have a single player campaign? If so, sign me up!
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ahem...
    :p
     
  5. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Hehe. I think my brain dismissed it as a possibility, since everything seems to be ADHD multiplayer focussed nowadays and filtered it as junk.

    Good news! I can't wait to get in close and personal with the LBX AC20s again, or snipe with the erPPCs.
     
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    Greetings!

    All the artwork is re-used from MWO. Game engine changes from "Crytech something" to Unreal.
    MWO is adding next week a game mode with a AI controlled mech, probably testing the basic AI functions.
     
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    I'm amazed - what with the recent push towards VR - that this doesn't have Vive-compatibility plastered all over it. If there's one game-style that was practically designed for VR support, surely it has to be anything involved in controlling a Mech (or Space Marine in Dreadnought armour?!?)
     
  8. Gunsmith

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    here you go

     
  9. fix-the-spade

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    I am looking forward to this.

    My major worry is that Pirahna Games are such a bunch of hooting dickwads that they are going to find some way to ruin it, most likely by filling it with micro transactions to a truly absurd degree. But we'll see.
     
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    I remember trying to run MechWarrior 4 on full detail and thinking will my card cope , I think it was a vodoo 3500.
    ah good times.
     
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    you missed something important http://battletechgame.com/

    //EDIT:

    oops. didnt see Gunsmiths answer, sorry
     
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    Ditto! I switched my Voodoo for a PowerVR which was better on paper, but was supported by almost nothing *facepalm* :/
     
  13. Gunsmith

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    mechwarrior 4 was ****. after MS got the license they took the sim out it and turned it into a pew pew pew arcade shooter....thing.
     
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    Piranha have confirmed that Mechwarrior 5 is designed with VR support in mind, but that is technically not a confirmation that VR support will ever be released to the public. In the meantime, Vox Machinae is still the only VR Giant Robots Vigorously Punch Each Other game in town.
     
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    For those who can not handle PvP, seriously, just go buy an Atari 2600!
     
  16. DC74

    DC74 Doh!

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    I hope for their sake that they use the TT rules as regards weapon recharge times/damage and heat, because MWO sucks! There are too many teenage tits using alpha-strike builds for laughs and when you get a few of them in a match together and keep bumping into them it ruined MWO for me. MWO became CoD shooter crap, no skill or planning, just alpha strike and your dead.
     
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    Greetings!
    Only if you are totally careless and seriously fail to position yourself.
    If you you behave as an easy target, you die.
     
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    And now that I know about this, I have just become a backer. Its a shame that its not a RTS, being turn based instead, but after a 15+year drought, I'll take what I can get. :thumb:
     

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