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Starhawk Launching on May 8th, Public Beta Rolls Out Today

Harvard Bonin's Avatar + Posted by Harvard Bonin on Jan 17, 2012 // Senior Producer, SCEA

Greetings!

It’s always sad to end a three-day weekend, but we hope this news is good to hear – Starhawk will be hitting store shelves May 8th!

As excited as we are to get you the full game, we still will be hard at work to make the game “kick ass”. So I’m also happy to announce that our Public Beta begins today!

Soooo…it’s time to get online, join the fun and get busy playing!!! If you were in the Private Beta you know what to expect, plus some key things listed below. For those of you new to Starhawk and the Public Beta, “Welcome!” You’ll get to try out a truly unique (and damn fun) multiplayer experience. Here’s quick primer video to get your feet wet…


Here are some helpful pieces of info for you:

Who gets in and when?
As we move forward we’ll invite more and more players into the mix. Check out our official Beta Info page at StarhawkTheGame.com for our current schedule..

Starhawk

What is a Beta?
For all you newcomers, a Beta is a real world “in the wild” test of the core game systems and gameplay. It is NOT a demo. Most of the final game features are not included. You can, however, expect to have loads of fun.

What’s in the Public Beta?
Everything mentioned in the video with a ton of fixes, updates, etc. At the start we’re adding the following content on top of Private Beta content…

  • Classic Arcade Flight-Mode: Private Beta players asked for it and we’re happy to include the classic arcade flight from Warhawk.
  • Host Migration: When the host leaves the game, the hosting duties transfer to another player and gameplay will continue, provided the option is checked.
  • Language Support: European and Japanese languages are included. Korea, China, Latin America and Brazil will be in English…but these will include the appropriate languages for the full game.
  • Skills: Players will be able to collect unique Skills to use in gameplay based on their performance. Playstation Network Friend Integration: Friends status, messages, and friend requests.
  • Bug Fixes: Lots and lots of bugs have been addressed.

You can expect continued updates throughout the Public Beta so stay tuned for more information. (“Yes,” Private Beta players, we know you want more, more, more. Remember, this is a test and we need to continue to take prudent, methodical steps. We appreciate your understanding.)

Where do you report bugs?
Go to http://us.playstation.com/psn/ and use your PSN ID to log in. All Beta players will get private access to the Beta forums. If you find a bug, post it here, but remember, we need specific steps on how to reproduce your issue. You can also visit www.StarhawkTheGame.com and have discussions on our official forums. But please use the Beta forums to post any bugs.

What about other Beta details?
Check out our blog post from last week for additional info.

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+ CrusaderForever on January 17th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

Yes! I am so interested in this! Never played WarHawk. Going to give this a try this week.


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+ ShaoranLi on January 17th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

Sony, please deal with the Sub-Account issue. It’s been far too long.

Anyone reading, please vote up on this at PlayStation Blog Share: http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2010/03/18/sub-account-promotion/


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+ angelspawn77 on January 17th, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

game looks awesome, I enjoyed Warhawk, but this one looks to blow it out of the water, unfortunately I will have to wait till next month to get in this beta, but its ok because I’m a bit too busy to play this this month, got school work to finish up, I graduate next month! wooo!


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+ Shy_Guy92 on January 17th, 2012 at 12:46 pm said:

I got a question, are you guys going to bring back the 4-player splitscreen? I loved that Warhawk had it.


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+ Phillyblunz on January 17th, 2012 at 12:55 pm said:

@52 i heard no, and I also heard no sixaxis flight.

But no one will reply to my comments for clarity.

I think they avoiding the issues hoping others will as well.


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+ SHINSPIKES on January 17th, 2012 at 1:19 pm said:

Hey look at that, in the vid, they say go to the forums to give feedback, they wanna know what sucks and whats wrong. Wish most trolls and a$$ kissers would understand that’s what its for, instead of just trolling every single comment on there that doesn’t say the game is perfect. If you guys think its perfect, why go on the forums? Why won’t they just shut up and go play the game? Isn’t playing the game implying its a good game? Instead, they go and wait for negative feed back just to tell everyone that they are wrong, and the game needs no changes. Why do these losers do this? One of the biggest reasons I hate goin to forums. Do they not understand its a beta?


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+ Karsghul on January 17th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

I was on the private beta so here’s an extra code:

47K4-FEN8-CNDH


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+ Enigma777 on January 17th, 2012 at 2:16 pm said:

Hell yes!!! Can’t wait! Actually I think I’ll wait two mins and go preorder this first.


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+ bloodyNASsassin on January 17th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

STARHAWK BETA IS UP FOR PS+ USERS!!!


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+ Spectrum on January 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

i guess i dont see why the uncharted 3 collectors edition adopter need to wait any longer than ps plus members. the collectors edition costed as much as year to plus. thanks sony


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+ Lego_My_Eggo on January 17th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Haven’t had the time to fully test out the new classic arcade flight mode, but it is definitely a major improvement over the options from the closed beta. Cant wait for the full game.


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+ Khronikos on January 18th, 2012 at 2:28 am said:

LOL, this multiplayer is anything but fun and I put over 1600 hours in warhawk on my other account and a 100 or so on this one. It just feels like some sort of alpha and its blurry as hell.


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+ Phillyblunz on January 18th, 2012 at 9:00 am said:

@62 get a better tv maybe?

If it looks blurry its because its more highly detailed then Warhawk.

If your tv can take it crank up the sharpness for some beautiful hd goodness.

Starhawk looks twice as good as Warhawk on a technical level.


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+ Kill5h0t_77 on January 18th, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

It’s a shame how us Warhawk heads didn’t even get the beta but other noobs did. I play Warhawk everyday with my friends and some have the beta. Trumpgod said he was given a code from you Harvard. I was given the beta from his UC3 promo code. That won’t work until the 31st !!!! I am very disappointed in this matter. I have heard some complaints about the game already, and I havent even been able to play the beta yet. LOL


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+ TypeRighter on January 20th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

look I think starhawk will be a cool game and all, but i did not ask for it to be downloaded to my playstation while i was gone.

thats kinda invasive.


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+ TopPriorityaMust on January 25th, 2012 at 4:54 am said:

This game is breathtaking and has me hooked. Its got jetpacks, transformer type planes, jeep type vehicles with machine guns and allows for everyone to build a fortress anywhere they please. Depending on which item a person wants, they just have to allow their fuel blocks to build up enough so that the corresponding item can be obtained. Example: two blocks gets you a turret and on and on. The maps are awesome! Whether you play CTF or TDM, you will have tons of fun.


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