Pirahna Games has announced that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be released on December 10th, 2019. The BattleTech combat simulator was originally slated for September but is being delayed so the team can polish the title and avoid a crowded release schedule.
Mercenaries is also exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. The game was originally intended for Steam, but Pirahna teamed up with Epic for monetary reasons.
Partnering with Epic gave us the ability to delay our release to early December so that we could make the quality of game we desired as well as the financial footing to make sure MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries could be properly localized with a significant marketing effort.
We also feel very strongly about discoverability and believe that MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries has a greater chance of market success on the Epic Games store.