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The New Warhawk |

In a new preview at IGN with lots of new gameplay footage, it is revealed that Warhawk is now multiplayer only with absolutely no single player mode at all. I’m shocked!


The graphics and gameplay videos look great and far improved over what we saw at TGS last year. But honestly, I’m really disappointed.

This sounds just like the multiplayer mode to a dozen other shooter games. Listen to the features: Deathmatch, capture the flag, player statistics, voice chat, 32 player multi-player, etc… We’ve seen this stuff a million times already. We hardly need another game like that. Resistance, Call of Duty, and the soon to be released F.E.A.R and Rainbow Six all do these standard multiplayer features really well *and* have a fully fleshed out single player campaign. This sounds about as unoriginal as you can get.

If they are going to make a multiplayer-only game, they should have made it a massively multiplayer shooter in the same vein as PlanetSide (PC game by Sony) or maybe the upcoming Huxley (also PC). PlanetSide was really flawed, but it is such a great concept with great potential. I bet the right team could really make an amazing and very unique game in that direction.

I was excited about the originally announced concept where you would fight wars of epic proportions with colossal capital ships and swarms of thousands of fighters. They dropped the daring and unique game concepts and scaled back to a really generic multiplayer game? I hope they put this game back to the drawing board one more time.


What do you guys think? Does anyone like the new Warhawk?

IGN Weekly with Exclusive Warhawk Preview

  • Luke

    Honestly, this game always looked lame from the first gameplay footage i seen. the original trailer had me geeked, but that was way cooler looking, with all aircraft and whatnot, but the gameplay looked lame. multiplayer seemed like the only redeeming quality.

  • This doesnt really bother me. Since a bought in store Warhawk would simply be more of the same. Its better for the consumer since it will be cheaper, and give people an affordable multiplayer experience. Also it means that the game can be quick to respond to demands of gamers, if people like one aspect of the game, the added content can cater to those desires.

    A aerial war sim would have been nice, but im sure they will be one coming down the pipe (either in the form of a starwars, or some other ip). The only thing that interested me was the flight controls with sixaxis, but even early on, that was just a small part of the game. So overall, im not bothered. It will probably only be 20 or so bucks, so its will be fun for cheap.

  • darrin

    bobeotm, they didn’t say that it will be an online purchase. Sony said it may still be distributed via disc. It could possibly sitll be a full $60 game.

  • Pc

    No matter what happens to this game in the end, i will still buy it because i want to play a good flying game with the sixaxis controller.

  • It’s unlikely tio be a full-priced game, it would kill the games chances. I look forward to seeing more. I agree with darrin though, a planetside like game would have been better. This has intrigued me though, it looks better then any other online flight fighter, so I look forward to it. It’s also very smooth considering all that’s going on on-screen.

  • ehandlr

    Online only eh? thats an odd aspect for a game.

  • Looks very fantastic OMG! cant wait to see more online play is where is at so the online is gonna be insane.

  • PSN ID# Lifendz

    Amazing visuals but I’m still not seeing anything that just flat out blows 360 out of the water. I was expecting the difference between the two systems to be similiar to the difference between PS3 and Xbox; only with PS3 on top this time. As far as Warhawk, I can’t believe it’s multiplayer only. I really enjoyed the single player play of the game on PS1. Guess I’ll have to hold out for the end of the year releases.

  • James

    maybe a single player campaign will be a downloadable addition in the future?

    In any case, I feel the best online flight game would be an Ace Combat game, with two types of modes, skirmish(?) and war, where skirmish would be like a ‘Squadron a vs Squadron b’ type of deal, while war would be an open, very large battlefield, something like an MMO of sorts. To make it the best game, though, you’d need a create-a-squadron, kinda like clans. You can customize the paint schemes and whatnot that distinguish one squadron from another (with customized logos to boot). Also would be how to grow a squadron. Earnings would be based on strength of the aircraft vs opposing aircraft. For instance, if you only have an F4 and you take down an F-22, you’d earn more money to buy more planes as opposed to an F-22 taking out a F4. I think you get what I mean.

  • Darrin

    James, the multiplayer mode you describe is much more of what I’d like to see. Although, I don’t like the idea of a single-player downloadable add-on. Great single-player games are designed that way from the ground up, not as a downloadable afterthought.

  • James

    yeah, but what I described was a just-in-case type deal, if, in fact, single player is singled out. But if the demand for single player was high enough after the release, then, well, you never know. I wish devs were a little more open with information

  • Questworld

    I personally wouldn’t buy a game that’s online-centric (like MMORPG). What if it turns out to be unpopular and they close the server for such a game? I’d rather have a solid single player (or offline multiplayer, preferrably co-op) game and I prefer a game that I don’t simply download off the web like Steam.