Starhawk won't be here until 2012 but we're still excited. And Lightbox Interactive boss Dylan Jobe just gave us more reasons to be excited.

He answered several of the most popular questions concerning the new game over at the PlayStation Blog and first up is their decision to offer two flight modes. Jobe says they couldn't settle on a single flight mode that would satisfy the hardcore Warhawk players and the newbies, so we'll have two options in Starhawk : the default is for "new to mid-level players" and the advanced flight mode is "just like Warhawk 's 'pro mode.'" Jobe also confirmed both server lists and matchmaking for the game, along with a new over-the-shoulder (OTS) camera view, which becomes enabled when the player zooms in with a weapon.

Then there's the return of weapon pick-ups (no class-based or loadout approach), and yes, space battles will happen. This has quite possibly been the biggest aspect of any discussion involving Warhawk 's spiritual successor and now, Jobe answers quite simply:

""100% YES.The outer space environment set that the art team here at LightBox Interactive has put together is really awesome. Super fun to play on and looks great. Some of the elements are still being worked on and we don’t want to show it untill we’re 100% happy with it. But since sooo many of you guys asked, Sony was okay with me at least telling you that Starhawk was not just about terrain battles. :-)"

Related Game(s): Starhawk

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OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
9 years ago

Absolutely loved Warhawk, 4 player split-screen online?! Just awesome.

Can't wait for this.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Sony sure makes it hard to buy anything but PS3 exclusives.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Indeed. xD

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Well I guess, if you can only buy like two-tree games a year, maybe…


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/26/2011 5:43:40 AM

arv1102
arv1102
9 years ago

psxextreme team talk to them and tell them IT WOULD BE AWESOME IF WE TAKE OFF FROM LAND AND FLY TO SPACE THEN BATTLE.. THAT WOULD BE THE GREATEST FEELING.. ūüôā

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

That would be awesome, but for some reason I thought there was a rumor running around that we wouldn't be able to do that.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

I don't think it was a rumor, I was pretty sure they outright said no.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Great news. If we didn't have space battles in a game called Starhawk, I would have been more than a bit disappointed.

JoshBall
JoshBall
9 years ago

Absolutely loved Warhawk, really can't wait for this! It reminds me of how Star Wars Battlefront 3 would have turned out, but more intense!

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Sounds pretty awesome. This is now on my obscenely long list.

___________
___________
9 years ago

bout bloody time they announced this!
warhawks been out for over 5 years!
disappointed to hear its so short though, i mean whats the point of adding a campaign if its going to be so short?
talk about a half assed effort to gain sales!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

A pure space multiplayer space catfight sure will make this game stand out from the rest – I can't even remember one single other multi player game featuring that!


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/26/2011 5:43:25 AM

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

Everything I've seen about it looks freekin [email protected], the additional mech form for the Warhawk, base building on the fly, the now confirmed space battles…

It's going to get even more ridiculously chaotic and destruction-filled than it's predecessors. I approve!