Piranha Games hasn’t decided if it will be a cross-gen game, as the target platforms aren’t 100% confirmed yet.
Here’s the game’s overview: “MechWarrior 5: Clans, while retaining the MechWarrior 5 designation, represents a transformative step forward in the MechWarrior 5 franchise. MechWarrior 5: Clans linear campaign will be an evolution of gameplay and storytelling in the MechWarrior series, experienced from the perspective of Clan Smoke Jaguar in the pivotal conflict known as the Clan Invasion starting in the year 3050. It follows Piranha’s 2019 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a campaign-based, open-ended, procedural experience selling more than 1.5 million units.
MechWarrior 5: Clans features a captivating and intricately crafted story that immerses players in the conflicts of the Clan Invasion. The campaign occurs across various planets through stunning, meticulously designed biomes where immersive realism is baked into every detail. Hand-crafted maps and missions deliver engaging, complex, chaotic combat, demanding thoughtful, strategic play. Tactical options abound with an all-new cast of customizable Clan Mechs boasting sleek and powerful Clan technologies. MechWarrior 5: Clans explores a pivotal time in the MechWarrior universe brought on by the Clan Invasion and incredible technological advances in Mech warfare.
The promising cast of rookie pilots complete their training in their home world of Huntress just ahead of the Clan Invasion, a critical turning point in the BattleTech lore. The game immerses players in both the personal and military conflicts of the Clan Invasion. As you progress through the campaign, you’ll experience a deeply engaging narrative that unfolds with well-developed characters and moral dilemmas that keep you on the edge of your seat. Top Tier Simulation-style MechWarrior combat returns in MechWarrior 5: Clans. Clan Mechs and Clan Tech bring a new dynamic to MechWarrior 5: Clans. New progression and customization systems encourage pilots to alter Mech loadouts with expansive customization through an updated Mech lab, Hardpoint, and Omnipod system. Adaptability to the scenario at hand is critical to a strategic victory.
For the first time since MechWarrior 2 (released in 1995), pilots can immerse themselves in an action-packed Clan Invasion story—one of the most epic periods in the franchise that changed the course of the Inner Sphere’s factions and politics forever. MechWarrior 5: Clans is the perfect entry point into the MechWarrior universe for newcomers, and the game veteran pilots have been waiting more than 30 years to play. Pilots must strategically plan and execute Star-based team assaults if they will bring honor to Clan Smoke Jaguar while advancing their position within the Inner Sphere.
Victory starts in your Mech Lab with an expanded collection of technologically advanced Clan weapon systems, equipment, and Upgrades. Clan Mech’s superior technology allows you to swap out more significant parts for greater customization and functionality ahead of assaults. Plan accordingly based on terrain, structure, and biome specificity for the best chance at victory. Your squadron (aka your Star) is depending on you. Protect the members of your Star in battle, deepening your bond as you engage the Inner Sphere’s determined defenders. Immerse yourself in the story as you lead your Star through the complex missions and thrilling combat. Harnessing the power of Unreal Engine, MechWarrior 5: Clans abounds in environmental detail and destruction—from precisely designed confined cityscapes to bogs spanning incredible distances, battles will take shape on breathtaking landscapes and the complex infrastructure of the Inner Sphere.”
MechWarrior 5: Clans will launch 2024 on PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC. There is no confirmation on which consoles are planned, so they don’t know if it will be a cross-gen game or if it’s planned for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series.