With an open letter published on the pages of their site and addressed to all their fans, the Piranha Games guys announce the postponement to December of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and, above all, they inform us that the title, contrary to what expected, will be released on PC exclusively on Epic Games Store.
“The arrival at Epic Games Store gives us the opportunity to ensure that MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries meets our internal goal of creating the best possible video game for the MechWarrior series , “ reads the statement in which the Piranha Games team suggests, if anything, there was a need for it, as the passage on the digital store of Epic Games took place according to the huge investment made on the game by the leaders of the American videogame giant.
With the announcement of the postponement to December 10 of the release of Mercenaries on PC and the confirmation of its exclusivity on the Epic Store, the Canadian developers try to dilute the tone of the controversy that involves the users who financed the project through the campaign of crowdfunding launched in 2016. In fact, the company undertakes to accept all reimbursement requests that could be received from those who booked the game and from those who participated in the initial fundraising.
The refund will be made with a real “compensation” in cash equal to the amount spent for the pre-order and, in parallel, by sending a sum of digital money (with a value between 100 and 300 dollars ) to be spent in-game in the universe of MechWarrior Online.
Those who follow us, know that the delicate question of the exclusive passage on Epic Store of crowdfunding games initially planned on other platforms is not new at all and, recently, has also been addressed by the authors of Shenmue 3 , with solutions that, however, they don’t seem to have met all the bakers and pre-order users.