Starhawk arriving May 8, open beta starts today

Lightbox Interactive's PlayStation 3-exclusive shooter hitting store shelves this May; beta now available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

When Starhawk was officially announced last year, it was scheduled to arrive in early 2012. However, the game isn't going to make that window, as Sony today announced the shooter is touching down on May 8, 2012.

Starhawk takes up arms this May for the PS3.

Starhawk is a successor to 2007's PlayStation Network downloadable third-person shooter Warhawk. Unlike its predecessor, Lightbox Interactive's Starhawk will include a single-player campaign in addition to its multiplayer component. A new mechanic to the series will allow on-the-fly building of structures on the battlefield, and the jetlike Hawks return to join a host of other vehicles, including mechs and other cars.

Gamers won't need to wait until May to get into the third-person shooter. An open beta for the game started today, with PlayStation Plus subscribers (and former closed beta participants) being the first members in.

For more on Starhawk, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview of the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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18 comments
Desguardia
Desguardia

Kick-@$$ game. Very fun playing with other people! First time I've ever cared to play a game with a mic.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@lionhearts007 Certainly not! But Twisted Metal is a sequel and we've been there before, Starhawk however offers something completely new. I'm not saying I don't like TM by the way, absolutely love the games! I'm just more hyped for Starhawk (hence my profile pic :P)

lionhearts007
lionhearts007

@warhawk-geeby umm, are you forgetting twisted metal!?

blackace
blackace

I'm definitely getting this. Finally a single player campaign. Don't know if I'll try the beta or not. I'll see if I can get in.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

No doubt the best exclusive to come out this year for Sony's console. The game is of Godly proportions :D

monson21502
monson21502

damn. might have to pay a month of plus... how much is it?

EPaul
EPaul

The multiplayer is already awesome i hope the singleplayer is just as good

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@toddx77 sorry but you have to wait until Jan 31st to use that code @KillerWabbit23 actually it is a month until it goes to all psn users Jan 17: ps+ and all Private Beta participants (who haven't erased their original Private Beta files). Jan 31: uncharted 3 Feb 7: GameStop and PlayStation on Facebook Feb: 14: IGN Feb 31: all psn users for me detail info on it got to http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/13/call-to-arms-starhawk-public-beta-begins-tuesday-january-17th/ (have to copy and paste don't know how make it a link)

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

@toddx77 Not until later, sadly. We still get it a few days before the public beta, though. :)

toddx77
toddx77

Does this mean I can use the code that came with Uncharted 3 now?

Llama345
Llama345

see this is why i should be a ps+ subscriber. they give you free crap all the time, they give you a free beta where you dont have to buy god knows what to get a key for it. but xbox live is so slick.....

T-Sub96
T-Sub96

DUDE! I'm so excited for this, private beta was super fun, gon get the public beta today! I just hope the beta lasts for a while to keep curbing my starhawk needs!

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@servb0ts was in the private beta and yes it is allot of fun to play and I'm so getting this day one

cameio
cameio

I'm sooo getting this :)

servb0ts
servb0ts

wonder if this will be fun.

Fz1994
Fz1994

yay!!! :D can't wait!