Microsoft's Xbox leader, Phil Spencer, expressed his interest in seeing a new game in the MechAssault series during a panel interview at the Tokyo Game Show. Spencer acknowledged the potential of the MechAssault franchise and stated that he has always wanted to revisit the MechAssault MechWarrior space.
Although Spencer's comments generated excitement among fans, he clarified that there are no concrete plans in place for a new MechAssault game at the moment. His remarks should not be considered a leak of any upcoming projects. However, Spencer did mention that reviving the franchise would be a welcome idea.
MechAssault was an early online multiplayer game for Microsoft's first Xbox console. Developed by Day 1 Studios, the game took place in the BattleTech sci-fi universe, where players controlled massive mechs to maintain order in the galaxy. It offered third-person shooter gameplay, allowing players to embark on missions to destroy vehicles, buildings, and other mechs, as well as engage in multiplayer matches. A sequel, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, was released in December 2004.
Although a new MechAssault game may not be on the horizon, developer Piranha Games has announced plans for a new single-player game, MechWarrior 5: Clans, set in the same universe. MechWarrior 5: Clans is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms in 2024.
It remains to be seen if Microsoft will pursue a revival of the MechAssault series based on Spencer's interest. However, fans can look forward to the upcoming release of MechWarrior 5: Clans for an immersive single-player experience set in the MechAssault MechWarrior universe.
– Idle Sloth (@IdleSloth84_): [Twitter post with video clip of Phil Spencer's remarks](no URL provided)
– MechAssault: [Wikipedia](no URL provided)
– MechWarrior 5: Clans: [Official website](no URL provided)