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For those who didn't know - or forgot - Hawken is a first-person arcade mech shooter that was announced a few years back. It has been in Open Beta for the good part of 2013 and it is nearing its public release. The game currently runs on Unreal Engine 3.

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As we move forward into 2014, we're hard at work on making HAWKEN bigger and better. We know all of you love HAWKEN and have expressed the desire for it to reach a broader audience. With that in mind, we're very excited to announce that HAWKEN is coming to Steam!

Steam is the premier platform for PC gaming reaching millions of gamers worldwide and will allow us to introduce HAWKEN to a brand new audience. As we continue to focus on a full release in 2014, expanding our reach is a major priority for us.Today, we're bringing LIVE services down to begin our transition to Steam. This is quite a major shift for us, so the process will not be instantaneous. We've created a Steam Transition Guide and Steam Transition FAQ in order to address the most pressing questions, but I wanted to highlight a few points here.
From this point forward, a Steam account will be required to play HAWKEN. HAWKEN will no longer be playable using the existing launcher and the game will only be accessible through Steam.

Over the next 7 days, we'll be granting current pilots immediate access before new pilots can obtain HAWKEN via the Steam store. Read more about this process in our Steam Transition Guide.

Once you have the game downloaded on Steam, you will be able to play the latest version of HAWKEN, i.e. our February Update. This patch will be missing some core content and you may run into some of our QA testers still working on final polish. Right now, we're aiming for a formal release of the update in the next couple of weeks.

New account creation is being disabled until the full February release.
The reason we're approaching our release in this manner is so we can slowly ramp up to a full Steam launch. By the time our full February release is good to go, we want all of our existing users to have already made the transition over to Steam. This should help reduce the stress on our services immensely. All of us have worked very hard to make HAWKEN on Steam possible and we can't wait until it's available for everyone to enjoy. Thanks for your continued support, and we're looking forward to experiencing this new battlefield with all of you!

Thoughts? Will any one play because it's going on Steam, or the other way around?
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I might pick it up again when it comes out on steam, I just remember the grind being terrible.
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if its still free to play then im all for it! biggrin.gif

This is a pretty fun game, it gets me away from bf4. tongue.gif
     
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I might pick it up again when it comes out on steam, I just remember the grind being terrible.

The new "balance" change will apparently be more friend to new players and as a result be less grindy. I am not too happy with the new approach, but that's just me. Less grindy =/= no leveling/grinding BTW.

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if its still free to play then im all for it! biggrin.gif

This is a pretty fun game, it gets me away from bf4. tongue.gif

It certainly is a fun game! It of course does have its flaws, but it is my go-to game and I am on all the time. biggrin.gif

And yes it should still be F2P, with in game purchases. (which is now being done via Steam Wallet.) Nothing essential/performance related is behind a pay-wall, only cosmetics and whatnot.
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Played it since the first Alpha, back when it was using its very intiial and rather different UI. Game has come long ways since it's first release. Things kinda died down when they introduced the Technician, which created a huge imbalance issue in the game, where you were playing games and lost everytime because the other team had 2 brawlers and 3 techies healing them and your team was running around pounding undead techies to the death.

I haven't played the game since they released the jungle map. The UI and unlock system has been greatly overhauled but I honestly would like to see more maps, and perhaps increasing the player count.

I need to check out their transition guide so I can get my key...
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Yay! Now I have to click a few less times to get into the game, and it'll be easier to invite friends.
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Played it since the first Alpha, back when it was using its very intiial and rather different UI. Game has come long ways since it's first release. Things kinda died down when they introduced the Technician, which created a huge imbalance issue in the game, where you were playing games and lost everytime because the other team had 2 brawlers and 3 techies healing them and your team was running around pounding undead techies to the death.

I haven't played the game since they released the jungle map. The UI and unlock system has been greatly overhauled but I honestly would like to see more maps, and perhaps increasing the player count.

I need to check out their transition guide so I can get my key...

Apparently they'll send you an email in the next 7 days. (Patch done tonight in a few hours.)
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Yay! Now I have to click a few less times to get into the game, and it'll be easier to invite friends.

That is true. I just hope the joining of Steam will offer A) better server/connections and B) more reliable voice chat.
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I liked it better than Mechwarrior Online (totally different games tho. MWO just wasn't newb friendly).
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I liked it better than Mechwarrior Online (totally different games tho. MWO just wasn't newb friendly).

Some might say MWO is just boring over the top with its "Simulation". It's tailored for a totally different crowd.
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about freaking time....it is an awesome game if anyone hasn't tried it...
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