MechWarrior 5 debuted as an Epic Games Store exclusive on December 10th last year. There’s a solid reason that Piranha Games delayed the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC and other PC versions to the spring instead of bringing those out in January or some such.
The extra time will allow it to port MechWarrior 5 to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S and launch the game simultaneously on even more platforms. That’ll mark the first time a MechWarrior title has been available on consoles since 2004. Pirhana claims it “will be the first true MechWarrior experience ever on a console.”
The developer also plans to make improvements and quality-of-life changes to the base game. The delay won’t impact work on MechWarrior Online, thankfully.