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Mechwarrior 5 announcement soon?

Mechwarrior 5 announcement soon?

A series of new teaser trailers hint quite obviously that a new Mechwarrior game could be in the making.

A series of new teaser trailers have just been released on IGN which hint quite blatantly that a new Mechwarrior game could be set for an imminent reveal.

The trio of trailers each show massive robotic bipeds stomping around in cities, which is a pretty sure clue that even if the teased game isn't a Mechwarrior title then it'll still feature massive robotic bipeds that can stomp around in cities.

The current buzz around the still unlabelled game though is that it Piranha Games is signed up to develop the new title, along with Smith and Tinker - the owners of the Mechwarrior franchise after the closure of FASA Studios. Electronic Arts is listed as the publisher for the title.

What ties everything together though is the hyped-up interview which IGN is set to publish soon with Piranha and Smith and Tinker regarding the new game, which Piranha has apparently been working on since 2005.

Admittedly, there's no confirmation yet from anybody notable, but the overall consensus so far is that the game is definitely a new installment in the Mechwarrior series and that it'll be announced for all next-gen platforms in the near future.

The last Mechwarrior game was officially released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS under the title of MechAssault: Phantom War, but there hasn't been a 'proper' game since MechWarrior 4 was released back in 2000.

Would you like to see another MechWarrior game, or are there other franchises you'd like to see get a reboot first? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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lp1988 8th July 2009, 12:17 Quote
The thought of gigant robots shooting at each other.. at first you think how can that go wrong..... but I have honestly yet to try a such game that are worth mutch.
Stickeh 8th July 2009, 12:17 Quote
Seriously, 3 teasers at less than 10seconds long each?!

Really is a teaser...cant wait though :D
impar 8th July 2009, 12:21 Quote
Greertings!

Regarding the image that accompanies the article, you do realise that the Awesome battlemech is totally different from the Madcat/TimberWolf model? :p
Paradigm Shifter 8th July 2009, 12:21 Quote
Want. Want. Want. Wantwantwant.

*crosses fingers* I just hope it doesn't need online activation. :(
Phil Rhodes 8th July 2009, 12:38 Quote
Given how bad MW4 was, and that it's inevitable that it'll be a console ported, "press the triangle button to win" style of game, I don't hold out much hope.
p3n 8th July 2009, 12:41 Quote
MW2 Mercs was the ****, but that was back when the only other sims were terrible...
impar 8th July 2009, 12:41 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Given how bad MW4 was, ...
MW4 was quite enjoyable.

The MechAssaults games, though... :vomits:
Tyrmot 8th July 2009, 12:47 Quote
Awesome! Let's hope they don't screw it up too bad... Another MechCommander game would be nice while they're at it.
Mankz 8th July 2009, 12:51 Quote
want want want want want want want want want want

WANTWANTWANT
mayhem 8th July 2009, 12:58 Quote
woo hoo my torso twisting side running action with a little over heating and ppc bombardery ......

cannot wait ....
DarkLord7854 8th July 2009, 12:59 Quote
I still play Mechwarrior 3 every so often. Totally pumped for a new one providing they take everything good from 2, 3 & 4 :D
Gunsmith 8th July 2009, 13:03 Quote
Mechwarrior 4 was RUINED by ******* consolification! i fear this may suffer the same fate :(
Paradigm Shifter 8th July 2009, 13:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by
Are we thinking about the same Mechwarrior 4?

Mechassault was awful as it was console game first and Mechwarrior second... Mechwarrior 4 (and Mercs) while lacking some of the OMGdetail of MW2, Mercs and 3... wasn't half bad. And as far as I was aware, Mech 4 was never released on anything other than the PC.
impar 8th July 2009, 13:11 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Are we thinking about the same Mechwarrior 4?
I think some previous posters are confusing MW4 with MechAssault.
kosch 8th July 2009, 13:13 Quote
Wow I havent thought about mech warrior in years. Cant wait to see what they do with it!

Still remember trying to get the last one to work correctly on my Matrox Mystique card, oh dear
Gunsmith 8th July 2009, 13:26 Quote
your right, my bad, i thought MW4 was a console port? sure as hell played like one.
wuyanxu 8th July 2009, 13:51 Quote
can't wait. MW has always been a special game that no other game can replace.
Malketh 8th July 2009, 14:00 Quote
Yes please! I need a good reason to pull out the 'old' Saitek sticks I bought for Jump to Lightspeed. As for other games I'd love to see again... Gimme a new TIE Fighter. Or System Shock.
Skiddywinks 8th July 2009, 14:16 Quote
YAY! Do want. I love the Mechwarrior and Mechcommander series'.
Nikumba 8th July 2009, 15:11 Quote
Oh hell yes this better happen, a use for the MS Sidewinder joystick :)

Just completed MW4Merc again was most enjoyable

Kimbie
TWeaK 8th July 2009, 15:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyrmot
Awesome! Let's hope they don't screw it up too bad... Another MechCommander game would be nice while they're at it.

+1 for MechCommander.

I also liked MW4, the online play sold it for me. I still have my ancient Sidewinder Precision Pro with the serial connection and USB adaptor. Does the job with the torso twisting ^_^
SMIFFYDUDE 8th July 2009, 15:30 Quote
Funny, I was just thinking about Mechwarrior games last night, while reading a short review of the new Transformers game (reviewer didn't think much of it. No suprise).

I've not played any Mechwarrior games, well just a demo of MW3 i think, i thought it was fun. Sounds like this could be a game to look forward to, if only I could get passed my pet hatred of EA.

The only big robot game I own is Heavy Gear 2 from a decade ago which was a bit hit and miss.
yakyb 8th July 2009, 15:32 Quote
time to break out the x45 again
knyghtryda 8th July 2009, 15:36 Quote
please please pleeease make this worthy of mech2... 3 and 4 were decent fun, but there was something magical about mech 2. Maybe thats just the nostalgia talking though... The only better news would be if pandemic said they were going to resurrect Freespace for a third round. One can hope, right?
DXR_13KE 8th July 2009, 16:02 Quote
OMG WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zurechial 8th July 2009, 16:10 Quote
Mechwarrior + Console = Fail.

If it's possible to play the game on a joypad then it's not a proper Mechwarrior game.

It might still be good, but a Mechwarrior game on consoles will be as Bioshock was to System Shock.
Phil Rhodes 8th July 2009, 16:15 Quote
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If it's possible to play the game on a joypad then it's not a proper Mechwarrior game.

Good criteria. I like.
Gunsmith 8th July 2009, 16:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Quote:
If it's possible to play the game on a joypad then it's not a proper Mechwarrior game.

Good criteria. I like.

coudlnt agree more.
FeRaL 8th July 2009, 17:31 Quote
Want to see the ****? Check this out!

www.mechlivinglegends.net
Paradigm Shifter 8th July 2009, 17:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by FeRaL
Want to see the ****? Check this out!

www.mechlivinglegends.net

You might have just got me interested in Crysis again... :D
glaeken 8th July 2009, 17:58 Quote
MechWarrior3 was pretty awesome. I've been waiting for another proper sequal for a long time.
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE

The only big robot game I own is Heavy Gear 2 from a decade ago which was a bit hit and miss.

I loved Heavy Gear 2. I wish they would make another.
frontline 8th July 2009, 18:01 Quote
Shogo Mobile Armor Division remake/sequel is what is required :)
knuck 8th July 2009, 18:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
Given how bad MW4 was, and that it's inevitable that it'll be a console ported, "press the triangle button to win" style of game, I don't hold out much hope.

haha I just HAVE to use this as a sig ! :D

I will reformulate it slightly however :)
PAULWARDEN 8th July 2009, 19:37 Quote
i still play MW4 the game has a special place in my heart especially after reading the books too also played the role playing game too many years ago
dylAndroid 8th July 2009, 20:39 Quote
AWESOME! I was wishing there would be a new mechwarrior game just last night!
KAxMachine_GB 8th July 2009, 22:36 Quote
I've waited so damn long for this. I hope it has alot of the 4 gameplay feel. I guess I gotta buy a new computer when this is confirmed.
knuck 8th July 2009, 23:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by dylAndroid
AWESOME! I was wishing there would be a new mechwarrior game just last night!

quick , buy a lottery ticket !
dylAndroid 8th July 2009, 23:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghys
Quote:
Originally Posted by dylAndroid
AWESOME! I was wishing there would be a new mechwarrior game just last night!

quick , buy a lottery ticket !

See, I got my priorities all wrong -- I should have been wishing to win the lottery!

... though I don't know, this is mechwarrior, maybe I've got my priorities right!
Gunsmith 9th July 2009, 00:09 Quote
i am stunned and appaulled that people actually WANT it to be like MW4?!

compared to MW2 & MW3, MW4 was a complete and utter waste of shelf space!
aron311 9th July 2009, 02:19 Quote
SAAWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET
Andy Mc 9th July 2009, 02:41 Quote
It seems that the news article page wont load :(

I wanna see the teasers!!!!!
impar 9th July 2009, 09:29 Quote
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
compared to MW2 & MW3, MW4 was a complete and utter waste of shelf space!
I am really interested on why would you say that.
Arent you confusing MW4 with MechAssault?
impar 9th July 2009, 10:33 Quote
Greetings!

Q&A with the developers:
http://pc.ign.com/articles/100/1002164p1.html

Two more videos, Unreal engine based:
http://media.pc.ign.com/media/018/018954/vids_1.html

Bad news is that is also being developed for X360, so lets pray that the PC version is not a console port:
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We feel confident obviously in the PC and its control scheme that can be realized because it's been done before. But for the Xbox 360, we've spent a lot of thought and a lot of time in playing around with the controller and finding ways to give the same level of control in the way that you throttle, in the way that you turn and move, use your jump jets, and everything that gives you that MechWarrior experience that doesn't turn it into a power-up pickup sort of arcade style game.

Also, they are thinking on PC vs. X360 multiplayer:
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I don't see any reason at this point why that wouldn't be possible. So it would definitely be a large goal of ours to make that work for both co-op and multiplayer.
impar 9th July 2009, 11:59 Quote
FeRaL 9th July 2009, 16:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by frontline
Shogo Mobile Armor Division remake/sequel is what is required :)

Now that would be awesome! That was definitely one of those games that put Monolith on the map.
Gunsmith 9th July 2009, 18:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
compared to MW2 & MW3, MW4 was a complete and utter waste of shelf space!
I am really interested on why would you say that.
Arent you confusing MW4 with MechAssault?

no, MW3 felt like a sim, managing you heat/ammo/ trying not to slip over and catching an LBX 20 to the leg causing your mech to topple over with a thundering crash which left you in a panic as you struggled toget back up.

MW4 your mech fell over the camera jumped to 3rd person as you watched your mech tumble across a playground like a thrown toy.

same with destroying a mech, in MW3 it was immensly satisfying watching a mech stagger and tobble to the ground with a crash. where as in 4 it was like it had been roundhoused to the face before explosing in an almost comedy-esqe pop.
Paradigm Shifter 10th July 2009, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by
Yeah, Mech 3 felt a lot more 'real'... for lack of a better term. Mech 4 was a bit dumbed down, but it was still fairly satisfying.

MW2Mercs is probably the one that sticks out most in my mind on the sim front... that game was devilish...
AdeptusMagus 13th July 2009, 11:58 Quote
Mmmm mechwarrior5, Been waiting tooooooo long for such a game to be relased. mech4 vengence was prolly the best game ever made far as first/3rd person shooters go (my opinion) mw4 mercs kept it reall but very....cartoonish. watching the 2/3min trailer for this new relases had me drooling and itchin to strap in like a cured junkie going thru relapse. I cannot wait, Only thing i fear is EA games screwing it up somehow, cuz we've all seen em do it to would be epic games that turn into total failures b4 :cough> crysis: As long as they let Smith and Tink do what they want, I dont see their logo being too much a problem. Non the less I'll have it preorderd on day1.
To the less exprienced audience that only played mechassult. Do not compair it to Mechwarriorr... MA was just horrible and as stated b4, If its a joypad game its not mech.

Màgúš™
Syncraider 15th July 2009, 14:32 Quote
Been looking forward to a new PC platform release. Should be loads-o-fun.
http://home.windstream.net/scforgey/images/Sync.jpg
fuguzawaz 15th April 2010, 22:30 Quote
I personally think that the reason MW2 and MW3 were so good is because they were SIM games. Although i liked MW4, MW4Mercs, and i was intrigued by it being on Xbox (Mechassult), i feel that if they make MW5 a Sim game it CAN be better than MW2 and 3. Not to mention the awesome graphics are a +. If they do it right, it can be awesome, but lets hope they revert back to the original concepts of 2 and 3. I will buy it no matter what though, just cause it's MechWarrior.
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