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Warhawk Goes Gold

Dylan Jobe's Avatar Posted by President, LightBox Interactive

Warhawk Gameplay E3

Hi Everyone – It’s been a while since I’ve made a post, but since some of you guys posted comments wanting me to jump back on, *and* the very interesting pricing debate/discussion that has been going on recently, well … here I am with a couple of important updates!?

First off, has Warhawk gone “gold”??

Hells Ya! The PSN and Blu-ray versions have gone “GOLD,” completely finished and will go on sale August 28th … just a few weeks away! We’re all really proud of the game, and those of you who got a chance to participate in the BETA know why. We can’t wait to get online with all of you so we can beat the hell out of each other!

Next, what does Warhawk cost?

Ready for this? One Million dollars!

Ok, now for reals … If you didn’t already know, SCEA is taking an exciting new approach with Warhawk – making it available for download directly from the PlayStation Store *and* releasing it at retail simultaneously. Each one has a different price. Why different pricing? A couple of reasons: first off, we wanted to give all of you the option, the retail game is more of a premium version with some expanded video content, traditional package and manual (this seems to mean a lot with some of the gamers I have spoken to), and a Jabra Bluetooth headset bundled with the game – all for $59.99!

We’re also looking at including a set of Ginsu knives, and an extra-jumbo tub of Oxy-Clean!

Alright … I’m lying about the knives and the Oxy-Clean … Oxy-Clean does work really well though and I highly recommend it.

Anyhoo, back on track ….

The PlayStation Store version will be $39.99 and I’m really glad that SCEA came through with a “good value” price for this – it’s the right thing to do.

I’m a firm believer in the Google founders’ motto “Don’t be Evil” and the $39.99 PlayStation Store price is a good example of that.

Warhawk is a great looking, great playing multiplayer game but at the end of the day, it’s a multiplayer-only game and if you decide not to get the premium version at retail with the headset, this is a great option for you – at a great price.

Like I said previously, those of you who’ve had a chance to play Warhawk, know how good it is, and why a game that is fun to play for 70+ hours offers more gameplay than a lot of single player games that cost a great deal more.

…and yes, that’s just one of the statistics that is tracked by Warhawk’s Stat system. During the BETA we saw users log crazy high numbers – 70 was by far *not* the largest … most users had over 30 and we had to ultimately turn the servers off!. Who knows how high those numbers would be if we were to keep the BETA open?

Speaking of the BETA, I’d like to let you guys know that we were watching the Warhawk Statistics database during the BETA, looking for the top players. We ultimately used the Bonus Points category since it covers all play modes, levels, vehicles, troops, weapons, kill types, etc.

So…for the top 100 players, we have prepared a “Top-BETA-Players” award that you will be receiving in the mail soon. It includes a really nice print of the box-art, signed by the team *and* a very, very limited edition metal Warhawk Wings pin! So guys and gals, please keep your eyes out for this in the coming weeks!

Well that’s all for now. Hopefully that was informative.

I think for my next post, I’d like to show all you guys some of the great work that our IT-Team has been doing “behind-the-curtain”. Since Warhawk is a multiplayer-only game, for those of you who choose to play online, I think it would be good for you to see some of the server work that we have done since the BETA closed.

As always – Rock on!

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Lothar said:

August 7th, 6:46 am

Looks sweet, my old logitech headset is on the fritz so the retail version with headset included looks like a steal.

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Loucifer said:

August 7th, 7:51 am

@aaquib

LOL…you believe what you want to believe…gamestop hasnt been wrong with any game release so far i know…every game i have an email alert for…i just share the info…but i myself will not be holding my breath for anything :)

becuz it keeps my frustration and anger to a minimum :)

BTW i take this as gamestops disclaimer

“NOTE: The product release date is the best estimate as to when the product will become available. These dates are subject to change at anytime. GameStop.com is in constant communication with product vendors to provide you with the most accurate release dates possible.”

Loucifer said:

August 7th, 7:55 am

@aaquib

i HIGHLY doubt another studio is going to post on the blog that gamestop is wrong…or tell me to my (online) face that im wrong…like Ron Eagle…which reminds me, must go reserve my copy of WARHAWK that Ron himself says is NOT being delayed and will be in stores Aug 28th!!!!!!

Lp47 said:

August 7th, 10:02 am

Nice post dylan. Im looking forward to this game, mainly because you can fly planes, drives vechicles, and gun’in shoot. All in one game. This game will be very fun to play with friends.

BtchOnWhlz said:

August 7th, 10:11 am

Kaoro: Damn. I’d like you to buy it so I can shoot you. Too bad.

The story is the people playing it. Think of it as an out of the box concept. If you weren’t in the beta, you might not get it *yet*, but give it a chance and play.

I don’t get why the no-single player game is such an esoteric concept to some of you. The addiction with this game is that you’re not playing a predictable game, where the same “bad guys” come shooting at you in the same places. BORING and UNCHALLENGING.

With Warhawk, you have people who jump teams (pisses me off, lol) but adds a sense of realism to it. People can come to your aid. You can team up in many ways. It’s SOOOOOO addicting.

Now, where’s my sniper riffle damnit?

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Laughed said:

August 7th, 11:43 am

Can we get a list of the 100 beta winners?

aaquib said:

August 7th, 11:47 am

Is the Q/A going to be posted soon?

Totao said:

August 7th, 3:03 pm

[quote]Is the Q/A going to be posted soon?
[quote\] yeah I was wondering the samething

EViD said:

August 7th, 3:33 pm

great news

I’ll get it on Blu-ray (need a headset and love traditional packages)

seph1r0th00 said:

August 7th, 4:37 pm

Anyone know if you will be able to do a full install from the Blu-Ray version to the HDD??

Rux said:

August 7th, 5:04 pm

@ CommanderLander

You’re right, I wouldn’t act naive when it comes to HMV. That dumb error they made caused a huge, time-consuming, fanboy-feeding rumor.

9158 said:

August 7th, 7:06 pm

wasn’t the Warhawk FAQ supposed to be posted today?

raggouk said:

August 8th, 8:18 am

i wonder if it better than resistance, oh well i cant wait to blow you all up in the game. nah jus kidding but i have to blow you up

Now, where my assault rifle?

Totao said:

August 8th, 9:18 am

when is the Q/A will be release???

hammertime said:

August 8th, 10:01 am

Come on we want answers!

SLOYAROLE said:

August 9th, 4:18 am

Cant’ Wait!!!

HolyRoman said:

August 9th, 6:32 am

my fav map is ruined capitol

Trioptical said:

August 9th, 8:58 am

Another question:

Are there any plans to release some sort of background story that will place the game into context?

I ask because I have noticed that recent Sony releases have been accompanied by pretty in-depth websites that add to the back-stories of the games. I am of course referring to the excellent official sites for Resistance: Fall of Man, and to a lesser extend, the Lair site. (although, since Lair has yet to be released, I am not sure how much of the story background on the website will actually be in the game)

When Warhawk was initially announced to be focusing entirely on an online multiplayer experience, many people were disappointed that there would not be a story that would place the conflict into a context. I argued that even if the game were to be entirely multiplayer, it would still be possible to have a rich and immersive story to draw players into the world and the conflict.

Since this game originally did have a single-player mode, I am sure that a story exists. Are we going to get to hear it?

Thanks.

hammertime said:

August 9th, 1:33 pm

SONY HAVE RIPPED US ALL OFFF!!!!!!!

BY THE TIME ANY GOOD GAMES COME OUT THE PS3 WILL BE AT LEAST $100 CHEAPER

SONY HAVE BEEN A RIGHT BUNCH OF W^NKERS AND NEED TO GIVE US SOMETHING IN RETURN …. IT MAKES ME SICK THAT I SPENT ALL THIS MONEY WHEN I WISHED I HAD WAITED FOR THE PRICE DROP!!!!

SO COME ON SONY!

WHAT YOU GONNA REWARD ALL US Dedicated PLAYSTATION OWNERS WITH EH?

FREE ON-LINE IS GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!

I SPEND GOOD MONEY WITH YOU NOW I WANT ANSWERS!

raggouk said:

August 10th, 4:11 am

then get a job hippie !!!

eclipsed4utoo said:

August 10th, 5:08 am

@hammertime

please grow-up and stop complaining like a little kid.

hammertime said:

August 10th, 6:12 am

@eclipsed4auto, some advise mate ….SPEAK WHEN YOU ARE SPOKEN TOO , who the hell are you to tell me what to do … ill come over there and kick your baby ass ….. MUPPET!

Ashhong said:

August 10th, 6:29 am

@hammertime

You said “us” which speaks to everyone. Also, please learn proper English when posting in a public, American based website. Thanks.

eclipsed4utoo said:

August 10th, 6:50 am

@hammertime

anybody can speak all big and bad on the internet. great job at making yourself look like an immature kid.

oh yeah….I am just shaking so bad now that you have e-threatened me. I just don’t know what I am going to do for the rest of the day now that I am sooooo scared.

hammertime said:

August 10th, 10:42 am

@Ashhong , eclipsed4utoo

lol ^ at the bum buddys , look i had an opinion and i wanted to share it !

i did not aim it directly at you so both of you just stfu!

i think its my right to complain! if i buy a product and im not happy with it.

“god help American based website”

With noobs like you posting on it.

krffl said:

August 10th, 11:06 am

Let us all bow to the powerful and all-knowing entity who honors us with his presence, for we are not worthy.

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steveW_nl said:

August 11th, 8:47 am

why must we in Europe wait for every game… i want to play all the games in English so why must we(or I) wait

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Reddsk said:

August 11th, 8:36 pm

Late post, but I to vote for more clan system info. =D We saw some of it in BETA but it would be GREAT if we could a post or updated going into the details prior to release.

KRIEG1986 said:

August 13th, 1:02 pm

Any chance of a Live-Chat with Incognito via PlayStation Underground? That would be a great way to answer some Q’s and give some A’s.

B1ack_Magic said:

August 14th, 6:52 am

Where is the Q&A? Should have been up yesterday. Really want to know the Europe release date.

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tryp said:

August 28th, 2:47 pm

Aug 28 on PSN Aug 29 in stores! Wasted a trip to the damn store today!

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