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The line for Starhawk was never very long at E3 for some odd reason. I usually just had to wait for the current game to finish for my turn at the game. When you spawn, you get a top down view of the battlefield and you get to choose where to drop your pod in your home base. You can steer it slightly when it’s falling in mid-air. What’s cool is you can actually kill others when you land! I never got to see this in person, though. After you land, you press square to burst out of your pod.
Starhawk is shaping up to be a must buy, day 1 game. See for yourself as the guys from the Lightbox battle it out in this intense Capture the Flag match. Will the God of War series creators from Santa Monica Studios bring us another hit? Only time will tell. Starhawk will be playable on the E3 show floor next week. Follow us as we will be live blogging from the event!
The SCEE blog manager, James Gallagher, recently sat down with Dylan Jobe of Lighbox Studios to discuss the upcoming title Starhawk, which is the spiritual successor to the still-popular, online-only Warhawk.
If you’ve watched any of the videos from Tosh’s previous post, you might already know of some of the new features, including the whole Build & Battle aspect of the game, which allows players to place towers, turrets, walls, and other defenses on the battlefield, kind of giving a strategy aspect to the title. This title will also be both multiplayer and single player, with multiplayer supporting up to 32 people.
The interview with Dylan offered a few insights, including details about a tournament system:
The in-game tournaments sound exciting. How do they work?
The tournament system in Starhawk is rad. In Warhawk we had a lot of people co-ordinating their own tournaments with third-party websites and gaming leagues, and they were successful, but we want to make it way easier for anyone playing the game to create a tournament. It’s completely integrated and allows players to choose from a variety of options.
To give an example: you want to have a tournament this weekend with your buddies to see who is best at flying a Hawk. You go in and create a private tournament and set it so that sign-up is on Wednesday but it’s going to begin on Friday, and it’s going to be based on Hawk kills in one particular environment. That sets up the server for the players you’ve selected as eligible and that server will automatically track results during the time window that you have set and then post the results afterwards. We also have the ability to create central tournaments that pay out little rewards, so you can go to your trophy room and see all the stamps that you got for participating or finishing in the top ten, and so forth.
Be sure to read the rest of the interview after the jump!
This video just barely went live not to long ago. It shows some great gameplay of Starhawk. You can jump in mech suits which you can run around in or transform it into a fighter jet on the fly. No sixaxis support this time, I remember trying it out with Warhawk and it was fun, but not very effective for me in the heat of battle so I switched back to the analog sticks. So it’s a bigger, better version of Warhawk. Another must have for me. What are your thoughts?
[Update: More Videos after the jump]