Starhawk private beta starts next month

Lightbox looking for veteran Warhawk players to put new sci-fi shooter through its paces prerelease; trial run set to go public in early 2012.

First word of a Starhawk beta hit last week with the reveal that retail copies of Uncharted 3 will include a voucher for access to the game's public beta, slated for early 2012. For those who don't want to wait, a more limited beta is set to begin next month.

Starhawk will have a closed beta before next year's wider trial.

President of Lightbox Interactive Dylan Jobe announced today on the PlayStation blog that a private beta will begin in November. Selected players will be admitted in waves, with eligibility determined by rank/level in Warhawk, involvement in the Warhawk community, and "a few other magical parameters." Beta invites will start going out soon.

Taking a sci-fi Western approach, Starhawk is a successor to 2007's PSN 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 jeeps.

For more on Starhawk, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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23 comments
benleslie5
benleslie5

I'll have to keep my eyes open for that

ph1nn
ph1nn

Warhawk was one of the best multiplayer games this generation... Let's hope the next iteration builds on that. Too bad all I care about over the next few months for MP will be Battlefield 3.

Robert-ace
Robert-ace

I gotta admit, when I first read that Uncharted 3 would have beta codes I assumed I'd be playing starhawk by November 2nd. Now I'm disappointed that I was so foolishly optimistic. Not to mention I highly doubt I'll get in to the private beta with only a few hundred hours put it.

benleslie5
benleslie5

I thought Warhawk was pretty good for a multiplayer

Husko
Husko

the first game sucked.

blackace
blackace

Thank God their is now a single player campaign. They should have included this in the first game. I still haven't even played Warhawk. It's collecting dust in my room right now. Going to have to pull it out and give it a try.

nurnberg
nurnberg

I hope that removing normal flight is true. It was simply unfair, with the spinning, backward lock-on, etc... Also, I like the idea of removing hovering. Hovering in one spot and killing foot soldiers below you doesn't require any skill.

Vestia
Vestia

Warhawk, warcraft Starhawk, starcraft Wat.

rikardo78
rikardo78

damn what is this how to take out a city in 50 seconds guide or something

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@mad_krips They are removing some things that gave us vets such an edge like Lighting Gun that should slow down the pace some also there is no more normal flight(the most common flight mode in Warhawk) there is only pro and an easy mode that assist you while in pro. Also no more hover mode so baserapes shouldn't be as bad lol

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

After 1700 hours of Warhawk I hope I get picked for this lol.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

wish I could get into this. Warhawk was beast but I was no veteran. Couldn't **** with those ace pilots man

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

The game kinda reminds of C&C renegade. Which was fun as hell. but this has planes and space. so its probably way more fun.

Codester_41
Codester_41

I can't wait, Warhawk was amazing and this is just gonna kick more @$$. It's like star wars!

Rovelius
Rovelius

Can't wait for this game.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

It's only for warhawk veterans =/

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Oh I hope GS will giveaway the beta codes for this game. I wanna try this game