If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

New MechWarrior game announced

Series reboot with RPG twist.

Piranha Games and Smith and Tinker are working on a brand new MechWarrior game, confirming reports yesterday.

Known simply as MechWarrior, it's a restart for the series on PC and Xbox 360 - platforms with the power to motion-capture robots for more believable action, according to an interview on IGN.

The pair are currently searching for a publisher and so have no idea when the game will be released, but their plans are ambitious: a single-player campaign, co-op for four and a full suite of multiplayer pursuits. They're even considering cross-play between PC and 360.

There's an RPG mechanic underpinning the game, where experience can be poured into learning certain types of robot, as MechWarrior will avoid the usual race from fastest to the heaviest.

The story, meanwhile, follows an idle nobleman called Khol, who is convinced to put his MechWarrior training to use after an invasion leaves his entire family dead. Why is it never about balloons and dancing.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch