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MechWarrior 5 Delayed to December, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is now delayed to December and is becoming an exclusive to Epic Games Store.

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MechWarrior 5 Delayed to December, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

Returning back to MechWarrior franchise of giant robot fighting games after nearly two decades, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries was scheduled to launch on September 10, 2019 but now that date has been pushed back to December.

In a recent official announcement, developer Piranha Games have revealed that MW5 has now been delayed for exactly three months back and coming out for PC platforms on December 10, 2019 as an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

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Piranha Games were sure to thank publisher Epic Games to come forward helping them reach their internal goals in official blog post. Those interested taking part in Closed Beta program should place pre-order now to get access in November.

Since community of PC gamers usually gets annoyed when an upcoming title becomes exclusive to Epic Store and developers have already anticipated that there may be some refund requests coming their way following the exclusivity news.

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So, anyone seeking to get refunds for pre-ordering MechWarrior 5 can claim their money before September 1. However, customers withdrawing pre-orders won't be able to join in upcoming Closed Beta and won't receive any exclusive DLC items.

Also, they are offering a full refund for any tier of pre-order anyone have placed and will yet allow people to keep all bonus content of MechWarrior Online including badges, items and XP regarding whatever editions they have chose.

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It is very much possible that Epic Games have suggested developers that customers are offered a voluntary refund before they start creating an issue, given their past experience of snagging store exclusivity of Phoenix Point and Shenmue III.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries adapts gameplay aspects of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries in terms of giving players choice to run their own campaign. Additionally, pilots are allowed to build and guide their own units alone or with AI controlled pilots.