The Return of HAWKEN

Well, this was unexpected!

Of all the things to happen in 2023 this was certainly not on my bingo card, but I appreciate it nonetheless!

In case you don’t remember, HAWKEN was a cool mech-based PvP shooter that focused on high mobility, customisation and a large amount of big stimpy robots blowing each other up. It was a fun as hell mech experience and focused more on the non-simulation aspect of the mech genre rather than many other games at the time and I had a blast playing it. Sadly the servers were eventually shut down due to the game not having enough players to support it, however shockingly the game is now coming back in a new form!

“HAWKEN REBORN” is the new title for the game and sees it changing from a PvP experience to a pure PvE game with a co-op aspect. It’s also once again free to play and should actually be out later today by the time this post goes up! That makes this quite the change and I for one am very excited to see how this will go, though I must note a word of caution. The developers have noted that Microtransactions will indeed be in the game, they need to make money somehow, and they note that they don’t plan to have anything unlockable that you can’t just get through time in game, however that sounds like it might have grinding problems to me. Still I’m happy to wait and judge for myself, and while I won’t be playing this immediately as I have… other titles I am currently engaged with, I’m excited to see HAWKEN return and hope that it actually stays this time!

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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