VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | 10:08 PM

MechWarrior 5 is coming !

MechWarrior 5 is coming !

Are the guys at Piranha Games working on a MechWarrior 5 ? That's the question everyone has been asking ever since they leaked two very short in-engine teaser videos.

They show close-up shots of a giant robot walking in the middle of a city. The place seems deserted but the presence of an apparently normal car seems to indicate that the game takes place nowadays. Neither Piranha Games nor the people who bought the licensing rights of the MechWarrior franchise answered any of our mails so it seems we won't know anything more for now - except that Piranha is indeed working on a "triple-A" on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Fingers crossed.

Update: Well, looks like the rumors were right. If you're not familiar with the MechWarrior universe, "Davion" is the name of the family which regents the Federated Sun, one of the major military powers of the game's world. It is represented by a sword and a shining sun in a red circle.

Mysterious "Mech" teaser
Mysterious ''Mech'' teaser #2
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Commented on 2009-07-07 22:45:10
More teaser videos: http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/48878/Get-Off-My...

I hope it's more like the original ones.
Commented on 2009-07-07 22:48:06
4 seconds ??

Its hardly a teaser trailer and more of a screenshot ina video. It's obviously a mech and very much fits the MW design.

Its about time tbh. I thought MS had some sort of stake in the MW franchise though...
Commented on 2009-07-07 22:53:18
Front Mission Evolved?
Commented on 2009-07-07 23:12:04
What does a buggy developer like Piranha Bytes is doing with such a franchise at hands ... so akward.
Commented on 2009-07-08 00:01:34
wowsers see the suspension on the car pump! good detail
Commented on 2009-07-08 00:10:37
Smith & Tinker don't own the MechWarrior franchise, Microsoft does. Smith & Tinker are just licensing it, kind of like Lego licenses the Star Wars franchise from Lucasfilm.

In any case, I can't wait to see how the situation develops.

@nostradamus - It's not Piranha Bytes, it's Piranha Games. Two different developers.
Commented on 2009-07-08 00:13:55 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
What does a buggy developer like Piranha Bytes is doing with such a franchise at hands ... so akward.
Piranha Bytes, I would almost be relieved. But it's Piranha Games we're talking about, the makers of the last Transformers game. Anyway, we'll see. At least it looks very good, from the little we've seen.

insane_cobra> thank's, news edited.
Commented on 2009-07-08 00:23:08
I doubt it will be for PS3 since Mechwarrior is a Microsoft owned IP.
Commented on 2009-07-08 00:54:00
Omg, i hoped for a new Mechwarrior for ages...better they don't mess this one up.
Commented on 2009-07-08 02:30:00
I want a new Mechassault
Commented on 2009-07-08 03:46:35 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I want a new Mechassault
No.
Commented on 2009-07-08 04:34:21 In reply to Koosbing
Posted by Koosbing
No.
I'd have to agree with him actually.

Mechassault 2 was brilliant. Microsoft was so foolish to release it in the wake of Halo 2's online domination. If they would have waited a few more months before releasing it when they did, it would have been bigger. I would kill for MA3
Commented on 2009-07-08 05:28:07 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
What does a buggy developer like Piranha Bytes is doing with such a franchise at hands ... so akward.
lol i know.. Its as if the new Call of Duty would have been developed by Running With Scissors or something rofl.
Commented on 2009-07-08 07:14:46 In reply to Mech_Master
Posted by Mech_Master
I'd have to agree with him actually.
Then you've never played a true MechWarrior game.

MechWarrior is like Forza to MechAssault's Mario Kart.
Commented on 2009-07-08 07:20:22
oooooooooooooooo!!! mechwarrior's back!!! :D
Commented on 2009-07-08 09:58:32 In reply to Fenrir
Posted by Fenrir
MechWarrior is like Forza to MechAssault's Mario Kart.
Simply, this.
Commented on 2009-07-08 10:38:33
I'm not sure that makes it a better series (actually, isn't MechAssault the "sub"series to MechWarrior? Well, anyway...).
Kinda depends on what you are looking for in your mech game, but I can appreciate both styles at different times.
Though I think I pounded away at the Assault games more than the Warriors.

It's about time for a new MechWarrior though, so bring it on.
Commented on 2009-07-08 15:19:15 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
I'm not sure that makes it a better series
Like I said, it's the same difference as between Forza (or Gran Turismo, if you swing that way) and something like Mario Kart.

Sure, if you like Mario Kart, that's cool, I love that game as much as anyone. But as fun as it might be, there's not much depth to it. A game being fun is all well and good, but sometimes it's nice when games transcend being mere entertainment, to portray an *experience* that's more than just being an interface between you and a high score, and I think it's that balance that separates good games, like MechAssault, from great games, like MechWarrior.

Of course, you can go off the other end and have so much depth it's not any fun, like Spore, but that's a discussion for another day.
Commented on 2009-07-08 17:23:53
Hey!!!, MechWarrior it's the IP of Microsoft, I'm sure its not coming to PS3. I'm so very happy it's coming ^0^
Commented on 2009-07-08 20:21:29
pleeaaase, let it be like mw2
Commented on 2009-07-08 21:43:18
Hopefully there will be some commitment behind this as MS (in their infinite wisdom!?) pretty much dumped the franchise for not selling enough copies back on the original XBox. For me it was the most interesting franchise they had going for them and perfect for big improvements in the current generation.
Commented on 2009-07-09 00:38:00
I don't know. I feel like the lifespan of a more sim based mech game is a lot shorter than of the arcade style that Mechassault was. That's just me though.

Regardless, Mechassault and Crimson Skies are two examples of viable franchises that are just going unused by MS. They seem like such obvious money machines I don't get it.
Commented on 2009-07-09 03:33:22
Don't make a Mechassault game please! I hope is more like the original MechWarrior games. With tons of customization.
Commented on 2009-07-09 04:19:32
Well they clearly aren't, so there you go
Commented on 2009-07-09 10:42:11
Confirmed, it's a MechWarrior game. A PROPER one, shit yeah!

http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/100/1002164p4.html

I have never been so pumped for a game in my life.
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