A Quick Look At The Evolution Of MechWarrior Games

GIF: YouTube (Cussan)

Next week the latest saga, at least tangentially, in the MechWarrior universe continues with the release of BattleTech. But MechWarrior games have come a long way since the original was released all the way back in 1989.

YouTuber Cussan has put together a neat little montage of every titled MechWarrior game, so there's no other mecha inclusions like the Heavy Gear games, Starsiege or Monolith's quirky anime shooter, Shogo.

But people who adored MechWarrior for the finer details of mech combat, and want the real-time element that Mechwarrior 5 promises, don't mind. So for those people, here's a quick look back at how far the MechWarrior games have come.

Just to round it all off, here's some footage from Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries. The game was originally scheduled for release late this year, although it's still very much a work in progress.


Comments

    I will always love Mechwarrior, but the lore is a mess.

      It was fine for me, up until they decided to send everyone back into the dark ages.

      I know some people didn't like the introduction of the clans, but I loved it. Even remember when the first sightings of the mad cat/timberwolf started out the whole thing. It helped that Stackpole was behind most of the politics. Yeh I loved that time up until the time of Task force serpent.

      That aside... Clan Jade Falcon all the way.

        The Jihad was easily the worst storyline ever. Don't know what they were thinking when they were writing that garbage.

          Couldn't agree with you more.

          I mean seriously... Wolfs Dragoons... rich history and storyline... ended up in flames without them even reaching a planet. I mean wat the hell. It's like someone hated the franchise so much they needed to end everything that people loved.

      I've always loved the lore but do agree that parts are definitely a mess. I think they should do a TV or film series set after all current events that have already occurred so they can write some new stuff in.

      Or of course, set it during start of the Clan invasion. Plenty of good stuff there. Clans <3

    I so want MW5 to be VR enabled. It's the perfect implementation for VR ....

    .... I'm just not holding my breath that PG will do it.

    just gimme my timber wolf, dire wolf, marauder 2c and couldronborn and ill be a happy pilot

      The Marauder is unlikely becaus eds HG is dragging its feet in the legal proceedings, even though they don't actually own the license.

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