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Warhawk- PS3’s downloadable Battlefield? |

1Up’s Sam Kennedy seems pretty sure it is.

There has been some interesting speculation, and the lack of info coming from Incognito has fuelled rumours that the game is stuck in development hell. According to Kennedy though Warhawk is still very much progressing, albeit in a different direction, and he’s off to give it a playtest. The game is now not going to be sold at retail and this download is unlikely to come packaged with a full single player mode. Quite a change of strategy, although Kennedy still seems to have high hopes for the game.

It also sounds like the game will have a lot of downloadable content available, but due to the slightly covert nature of the blog it got me thinking… will Warhawk become the first game with a “build your own feature set” in terms of what you choose to buy. Start off with a very basic version, then buy the maps you like and the characters and vehicles you prefer to complete your experience. Interesting idea isn’t it? Something similar happened in PC download only title Pangya. I’m cautiously optimistic that this could be great… if fairly priced.

Expect more news around the time of GDC… In fact expect a lot of PS3 news from around GDC if Kennedy and the other rumours are to be believed.

Sam Kennedy’s blog

  • Darrin

    This is the exact same rumor from a month ago. There haven’t been any new developments or further anonymous tips, this is just more commentary on an old rumor.

    Both Sony and David Jaffe have earlier said that this rumor is bogus. I’m inclined to believe them over this kind of rumor. Regardless, newer builds of the game with more official info will be shown at GDC

  • Tom

    No Darrin, this *is* a new one.

    The original rumour suggested the game had been cancelled, something refuted by Jaffe who said that although the game had been through its fair share of development hell (but not necessarily more so than any other title) and that we should still expect playable Warhawk at some point. The development team also released a comment to the effect that rumours of the game’s cancellation were false.

    He even finishes by saying that he’s off to play it at Incog. I’d imagine that as a major journo off to play test the game he has slightly more info then we do!

    The good news is that we will see this updated Warhawk within the next two weeks or so.

  • And aerial dogfights with a live person should be fun 🙂

  • Darrin

    Tom, you’re right. I reread and the 1UP guy is claiming new info.

    However, the rumors from last month did say Warhawk was going to be an online store download rather than a retail game.

    Gamespot said: “Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that Warhawk has been canned or sent to the PlayStation Store.

    Maybe the rumors are right. We will see soon enough.

  • Bogus!

    Sony put the hammer on the rumor

    “At this time that’s simply not true. We have not made any decision with regards to distribution for Warhawk, which is due out this fall.
    DId they leave a little wiggle room? Sure, but I hear that’s more about leaving room for any eventuality than because they think the game is going that route. The fact is that right now the early version of the game is playable on a disc. Brian Crecente”

  • Pc

    It will make me a little sad if it only ends up being a download from the playstation store, but the game will kick ass none the less.