Warhawk developer Lightbox Interactive has come out of the woodwork to tease its mysterious PlayStation platforms project – a game rumoured to be called Starhawk.
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The developer behind the Sony-exclusive series Warhawk will reveal its next game "soon".
Sony America has trademarked the name "Starhawk", adding weight to rumours that Warhawk creator Dylan Jobe's newly-formed LightBox Interactive studio is taking the series into space.
Sony will stuff more content onto the PS3 Store today, lead by a demo for exciting quad-bike racer Pure.
The PSN Store is yet to be updated, but PS3gen is claiming to have a heads up on content.
There's another sampler for NHL 2K9 - although the game should be as top-notch as always - plus a Destruction add-on pack for Haze, which costs EUR 4.99 (GBP price coming soon).
Sony Europe has said that the Warhawk 1.5 patch introducing Trophy support will be released on 27th August.
Trophies will be divided into four groups. Some will encourage community-building, while others will reward you for feats in particular game modes or with specific weapons and vehicles.
Unlike Uncharted, some Trophies will also unlock retroactively.
Sony has just dropped us an email announcing a Warhawk Combo pack, due to arrive on PSN in the not-too-distant future.
Omega Dawn, the previous add-on pack for Warhawk, didn't exactly send us all squiffy with uncontrollable excitement. Earning a copper trophy with 5/10 scribbled on the side in marker pen, the main complaints were that the new map was simply too large and empty to generate exciting skirmishes, and the new dropship vehicle was little more than a glorified bus, useful only for well-disciplined clans capable of plotting forward assaults and consistently rallying their troops into one place. "Incognito needs to try much harder," Richard concluded.
With this second nibble at the expansion pack cherry, we're pleased to report that hard work has taken place, and the results are immediately evident. Those rugged warriors at Incog have clearly taken the criticisms onboard and this second expansion benefits enormously from the feedback.
Let's start with the new map, Vaporfield Glacier. Simply by switching from the standard dusty brown palette, this new environment automatically feels much fresher and distinctive. The icy terrain won't be a hindrance though - there's no discernable effect on the controls, either on foot or in vehicles. You won't be sent skidding into a ravine should you choose to gun that jeep into enemy positions.
Sony has decorated its freshly relaunched PlayStation Store with the Metal Gear Online beta client, the Broken Mirror expansion for Warhawk, and a Deadly Dragons pack for Lair, marking a return to its usual schedule of Thursday updates.
Sony has confirmed that the redesigned PlayStation Store will go live in Europe on 15th April, alongside firmware update version 2.30.
It also revealed the European Metal Gear Online beta test will be available on the Store from 17th April.
That date will also see releases of Warhawk expansion Broken Mirror, as well as Diabolical Dragons and Skyguard Upgrade packs for Lair.
Sony has told Eurogamer that the Operation Broken Mirror expansion for Warhawk will be released on 17th April.
This will cost GBP 3.99 and add a Personal Carrier and seven fresh maps, based around a Eucadian research facility covered in snow and cold things.
The maps will permit both large-scale and small-scale battles. Your new vehicle can ship around six passengers, who can fire out of side hatches. It has a speed boost, too, and a shield to absorb enemy fire. This is the future, remember.
Sony plans to unleash the second Warhawk expansion pack, Operation Broken Mirror, in April.
It will cost GBP 3.99 and feature a Personnel Carrier plus seven arenas in the Vaporfield Glacier.
These snowy maps are based around a Eucadian research facility infiltrated by Chernovan spies. The white-blanketed rooftops of the town will be split up to cater for large and small battles.