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Starhawk Single-Player Shines at E3, Next Stop: Comic-Con

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As expected, E3 2011 was crazy fun and a gamer’s dream come true. Every year E3 gets bigger and badder but this year’s show was special for us: we finally got to unveil our multiplayer Capture the Flag mode for Starhawk! So far, the feedback has been great. Starhawk was nominated for a bunch of E3 awards, including Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer and Best PS3 Game from G4TV.

During E3, the PlayStation.Blog team streamed live demos for a host of PlayStation games, including this 20 minute-long Starhawk tour that really shows off one of our single-player missions. Check it out above!

Here are a some impressions from members of the press that played Starhawk at E3:

“What stuck out was the combat from the air, the power of the Hawks, and the surprisingly convenient ability to jump seats in a moving vehicle.”

“We’re definitely excited to see more of this game, including its extensive single-player campaign.”

“Starhawk is full of the same brand of intense aerial dogfights and on-foot combat, takes the war to the stars, further complicating matters with an injection of real-time strategy.”

“[PlayStation] could have a new king of multiplayer on its hands.”

“Even in its early state, Starhawk shines with polish….the game’s not due for another year, but it already sported a rock-solid framerate and some of the best visuals for a multiplayer game on the platform.”

Starhawk for PS3

We definitely appreciate E3 awards…but honestly, what meant the most to us was the feedback and love we got on the floor from fans just like you. We were thrilled that players walked away from the kiosks genuinely liking the game — that’s what counts to us. We even had a huge Warhawk fan fly all the way from Brazil just to play Starhawk at E3…and she played for all three days! And we couldn’t forget our Canadian friends that stopped by the booth to say hi. It’s always a thrill for us to meet loyal Warheads….especially when they seem so normal! Go figure.

At this point, we know we have a long way to go and it’s our job to bring you a game that lives up to your expectations. Our challenge now is to get the game into as many hands as possible. We’ll be at Comic-Con in San Diego July 21-24 so please come on by and check out our game! We’re going to tell you more about our solo campaign and the Starhawk universe during the show, so stay tuned.

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Spores_ said:

June 16th, 8:09 am

Nice share.
Will there be a beta for this?

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 10:03 am

    Absolutely. We’ll be unrolling the plans for the Public Beta in the future

DaNTi3L said:

June 16th, 8:14 am

great interview and demo..keeping my eyes on this game

KingLazy93 said:

June 16th, 8:15 am

Looks awesome!

YoureATowel said:

June 16th, 8:21 am

Day one buy. Looks like so much fun. All the greatness of Starhawk with RTS elements, cant wait.

NiteVersions said:

June 16th, 8:24 am

I sure would love some Double XP days for Warhawk. Do it! It’s time to bring the community back!

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 10:03 am

    We don’t have plans for that but we will be doing other things to really take care of the Warhawk faithful. Stay tuned for more on this

hanyPS said:

June 16th, 8:25 am

i want from this PlayStation water!!! @4:15 i assume it tastes FUN

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 10:06 am

    It is extra tasty. It also gives you long life and happiness. And eternal youth.

KevPC said:

June 16th, 8:32 am

at first i wasn’t really interested in this game…but now i really want to buy it

I like the whole third person rts element it has. hopefully it has like a survival mode where waves after waves of enemies keep coming…that would be really cool. Also hopefully it has different environments like green and snowy planets. if it has that then maybe day 1 purchase. Also offline co-op doesn’t hurt :)

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 10:04 am

    there are plenty of other environments we’ll tell you about in the coming months

Craazy said:

June 16th, 8:32 am

EASILY my favorite game from E3……between this and Twisted Metal. Hard to decide which I liked more but they were the best 2 games I played hands down. Uncharted 3 pulled a close 3rd but IMHO you guys beat em’

How you like them apples…..I mean I know you guys know how good Uncharted is…..and my humble opinion you guys beat em’


BlooodyCow said:

June 16th, 8:43 am

Easily the best game from E3 for me this year.
Question: Is the single player like an actual campaign or is it mission based on the MP maps like Brink? I am hoping for a single player campaign like uncharted and not like Brink

Kulhu said:

June 16th, 8:44 am

This game is epic!!!

WarHawk_ said:

June 16th, 8:46 am

I can’t wait for this game to finally hit the stores, I’ve already got my pre-order down.. As you might have guessed I’ve played Warhawk =P Big fan of the series, played this game for more than 2 years… btw great job guys, keep us updated !! :)

Carl-G said:

June 16th, 8:58 am

Will it have 4 player split-screen with bots?

Map209 said:

June 16th, 9:15 am

I love their take on DLC, this is what developers need to start doing!!

ptuck874 said:

June 16th, 9:25 am

Cannot wait! I also have the preorder done and done :) Best game of e3! :)

zabelzerolp said:

June 16th, 10:01 am

I will definitely buy this game @ 12:00am day of release. It looks great so far . Good Job guys :)

Mattsta001 said:

June 16th, 10:01 am

I hope there are tanks in MP. All the people I know who loved Warhawk are worried there will be no tanks in Starhawk.

dime5150 said:

June 16th, 10:01 am

Annoying interviewer. Sheesh.


June 16th, 10:15 am

This game is like Warhawk on steroids, which is not a bad things at all!!

Gekidami said:

June 16th, 10:20 am

It would be cool if some of the maps, rather then having limits, actually were little planetoids. So a player could fly in a straight line and he or she would actually loop back around as they fly round the planet.

But anyway, so i hope theres a bit more to SP then just fighting wave after wave of enemies. That’ll get old real quick.

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 10:29 am

    there is plenty of variety in the solo campaign. Its not all fighting wave after wave. Have no fear :)

playnation said:

June 16th, 10:30 am

Bring starhawk to NEW YORK COMIC CON in october!!!!!!!!!

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

June 16th, 11:06 am


TheGuardianFID said:

June 16th, 11:12 am

Freaking Awesome, SOLD!!! 8)

FireDragonGod said:

June 16th, 11:12 am

Thank U Guys 4 Taking Ur Time With This And Not Rushing It, This Is A Day 1 For Me

It Surpassed My Standards, I Just Wanna C A Few Multiplayer Skins In The Near Future

DeadSpider said:

June 16th, 11:15 am

Will the Planets be the new online Full Size 32 player Maps? Will we be able to combat all the way around it or will it be flat with borders like in WarHawk?

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 11:35 am

    It’ll be like Warhawk…but you’ll fly in, on and around asteroids and space stations. We’ll tell you more about Space in the coming months

Sarsipius said:

June 16th, 11:40 am

We played this game at E3 and loved every minute. Hats off to Jobe, Bonin, and the rest of the Starhawk crew for creating this masterpiece and being so open with the fans!

gnz_hd88 said:

June 16th, 11:46 am

will there be split screen support?

Korbei83 said:

June 16th, 11:55 am

Dylan Jobe is my current game dev hero.

BigSqual said:

June 16th, 11:55 am

I hope the soundtrack is as EPIC as warhawks! Still listen to it in my car….

BTK88 said:

June 16th, 11:58 am

Very nice interview, can’t wait to see more

DeadSpider said:

June 16th, 12:08 pm

How come Harvard is always playing the live demos during the interviews?

Dragun619 said:

June 16th, 12:16 pm

Wait.. you guys are gonna have a playable Starhawk demo at Comic con SD… :D

That means I can finally check it out. You guys gonna have any cool Starhawk swag giveaways? ;D
And since were talking about Comic Con, does anyone on the PSBlog team know if the PS Vita will be playable at Comic Con?

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 1:47 pm

    yes, we’ll be playable at Comic Con, just like E3. This time it’ll focus on the solo mission demo

DeadSpider said:

June 16th, 12:22 pm

Hrmm… Since Flares [aka Chaff] are moved to R3… what will take its place *scratches chin*

dusek said:

June 16th, 12:39 pm

Will they have tanks in the game like in Warhawk? That was my favorite vehicle in the game. and BTW I want some of that PlayStation Water

BluePhenix1115 said:

June 16th, 1:02 pm

lol his reply to #6 made my day.

oh and can you tell us about customization yet?

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 1:49 pm

    just that we’ll have plenty. Details will come down the road

Airwalkinman17 said:

June 16th, 1:03 pm

Lookin awesome guys.
Day 1 buy right there.
Thanks for the hard work

Techni said:

June 16th, 1:05 pm

I was hoping it’d be more space combat focused…

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 1:45 pm

    there will be plenty of space combat. You’ll see soon enough

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Harvard Bonin said:

June 16th, 1:49 pm

Just in case you all don’t know, visit Starhwk on Facebook. I’m always on there (I go by the name “Starhawk”) and its a great way to ask a ton of questions.

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Harvard Bonin said:

June 16th, 1:51 pm

Hi Everyone, we are currently considering what to offer players for pre-ordering Starhawk.

What do you want? Please post some ideas

AK-1001 said:

June 16th, 1:59 pm

i would like it if you can customize your weapons and vehicles.
that would make it seem cooler.

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 2:04 pm

    we will have that regardless. Is there any DLC or item that would enourage you to pre-order?

D-Squad3 said:

June 16th, 2:11 pm

So no more knives?

D-Squad3 said:

June 16th, 2:28 pm

A Collector’s Edition will encourage me to Pre-order, like a statue of a Starhawk like you guys did with a Warhawk Statue.

Stringer2355 said:

June 16th, 3:04 pm

Will Starhawk Support 3D or Move ?

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

June 16th, 3:20 pm

I hope this gets PSVita connectivity. When it was still rumored as the PSP2, I was hoping for a Warhawk like community where you can play with and against each other on both PS3 and PSP2.


June 16th, 3:24 pm

Can you guys implement a feature into the online multiplayer where players can choose to add or remove certain weapons and vehicles from a game that they create?

I’m thinking that you guys should make this feature along the same lines as Guerrilla Games did with Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 ;)

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 3:33 pm

    We don’t have Vita connectivity planned right now but you never know what the future holds down the road.

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 16th, 3:35 pm

    oops, that was for the comment next door. As far as adding or removing weapons, etc we are playtesting a variety of things. We’ll be looking at this too – but no promises right now

TheLostFlock said:

June 16th, 3:24 pm

all collectors edition need a awesome art book, maybe even a poster, statue, special mp skins.


June 16th, 3:44 pm

Thanks, Harvard :)

MadMeat001 said:

June 16th, 4:11 pm

Dylan is awesome in interview! :D


June 16th, 4:56 pm

A few questions:

1- There’ll be Move and 3D support?

2- Could you please add Brazilian Portuguese audio/subtitles?

3- Any plans for a Special Edition?

Awesome looking game by the way. Day one buy.

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    Harvard Bonin said:

    June 17th, 10:38 am

    1. We have no plans for either at this time. We’re really focused on making sure the core Starhawk experience is great.

    2. Not my call but I’ll check

    3. We are considering

Super4Gogeta said:

June 16th, 7:36 pm

is it possible to still have a mode where we can switch to the knife? Also how much customization for custom games do we haave?

cldfusion said:

June 16th, 9:02 pm

How many new Vehicles, and maps should we be expecting?
Will the dropships or jetpacks make a return?
How many new game modes should we be expecting :)
Will any co-op or SP Stats be carried over into the online world?
Bring back Flag glow!

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