Now From Software and Piranha Bytes are making mecha trendy again with Armored Core and Mechwarriors 5, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to bring back old franchises that are in the tree of memories. Not long ago, I told you that Phil Spencer confirmed at the Tokyo Games Show 2023 that there will be Japanese-style games in development for the Xbox Series and PC, now it’s his turn to evoke more nostalgia.
And MechAssult was one of the first multiplayer games on the first Xbox. An online game of mechas that give each other milk has gained a good base of active users and is especially popular in Japan for the theme. The game was developed by Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore and there have always been voices within Xbox that wanted it back. Although this never happened.
Riding a giant mecha again via Xbox Live will be a future reality
Now and along with the statements he explained before, Spencer dropped that he wants the game to be revived with the help of Xbox Game Studios. Of course, this does not prove its progress, but This leaves us with the possibility that in the future it will be revived, This is a good acquisition that can be used to conquer the Asian market.
I’d love to get back to Battletech, but bringing a game like this to the middle of 2023 would be a big risk. MechAssault is getting a sequel and thanks to Game Pass the risk will definitely be reduced.
I always wanted us to revisit the MechAssault MechWarrior space type. I think there is a lot we can do. There’s so much about the whole franchise that in some ways I think it was ahead of its time, and it’s good to revisit it.
As I said, this is not a leak nor has Spencer confirmed its development, in fact in the interview he explained that: “We don’t have any plans right now, so it won’t leak anything” So for now it’s just a wish.