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What happened to Exomecha?

Here's everything you need to know about TwistedRed's Exomecha, the promising FPS game that has been missing in action for years now.

Exomecha was a free-to-play online competitive shooter from TwistedRed that was revealed all the way back in 2020. There was a lot of interest in Exomecha, as it would see you take to the battlefield in your own personalized mech. So what happened to it?

The game looked a little bit like Battlefield, Titanfall, and Crysis all rolled into one linear Transformers-style plot, and it sure looked exciting. Unfortunately, with no new information on the game in a while, it’s likely that Exomecha has been silently canceled during development. Nevertheless, here’s everything we’ve managed to gather about Exomecha.

When was Exomecha meant to launch?

Following its reveal in the summer of 2020, developer TwistedRed said that the game would launch on Xbox consoles and PC in August 2021. As that time approached, the game was then pushed back to the first quarter of 2022. Towards the end of that quarter, it was then announced that the game would be delayed again, this time indefinitely.

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In that announcement, TwistedRed said: “We have added a lot of new content but we believe we believe we need more time to polish our game and also prepare some post-launch content. This extra time will let us realize our vision and meet your highest expectations. We will announce a new release date as soon as we can.”

That post was made in March 2022, and since then, we’ve heard absolutely nothing else about the game. There have been no further posts on its social media channels or updates made to its website. Unless the game is undergoing some kind of reboot internally, it is likely that the game has been axed.

Exomecha trailer

You can watch Exomecha’s first trailer from the 2020 Xbox Games Showcase above. It shows off what looked like Battlefield 4 and Titanfall-style gunplay set in a futuristic landscape with vehicles, long-range rifles, and melee weapons all in play.

It also gave a glimpse of some pretty hefty mechs going head to head on a battlefield, as well as a robotic dragon which laid waste to everything in its path.

The second trailer, released in March 2021 as part of the ID@Xbox showcase, showed off more of the high-octane gunplay we saw in the first trailer. We also got a glimpse of the game’s vehicles (cars, tanks, helicopters, and boats) and abilities like zip lines to exoskeleton jumps.

It’s clear the game’s maps were created with flanking in mind. Early on in the second trailer, we saw players using a series of underwater tunnels to flank their opponents, which proved to be pretty deadly when combined with abilities.

You can watch that trailer below.

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Exomecha gameplay

The premise of Exomecha would see players thrown onto a planet called Omecha where they would have to fight to take control of the planet’s valuable resources across three different game modes. While the world you experienced would be pretty natural at first, the planet would evolve over time, creating unpredictable environments to fight over.

As well as running around on foot, you would be able to control your own personalized mech, which would be equipped with all manner of weaponry.

TwistedRed also planned for there to be gadgets and abilities to equip as you spend time in Omecha. A grappling hook would be available for players, but there was also going to be a number of defensive and movement abilities to use.

And finally, if you’ve watched the trailer, you’ll know there was a dragon in the game too. Well, that dragon was AI-controlled and it wreaked havoc for both teams – but there was a reward if you could take it down.

Exomecha modes

Exomecha was planned to ship with three game modes, but that was pretty much all the developer revealed. One would have focused on large-scale team battles, one would be a specialized battle royale mode, and the last one would be a small objective-based game mode.

Exomecha release date: Two large mechs fighting with smaller soldiers running in-between them.

Exomecha platforms

Exomecha was slated to launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. There was never any mention of it coming to PS4 or PS5. Cross-play was expected to be enabled so you could play with your friends no matter what platform you were all playing on.

Exomecha beta

TwistedRed revealed that it had plans for an Exomecha beta – in fact, you can still technically sign up for said beta on its official website. However, with the game seemingly canceled, it’s very unlikely that beta will ever come.

There you have it. That’s everything there is to know about the ill-fated Exomecha. Be sure to check out our extensive list of the best FPS games that you can actually play right now to find your next competitive fix.