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Starhawk Private Multiplayer Beta Starts Next Week

Uncharted 3 owners with vouchers will gain access early next year.

I still remember sitting down for Sony’s press conference years back, and watching a cinematic trailer for the Warhawk reboot, which was going to be a big-budget singleplayer adventure at that point. That changed, and Warhawk became focused on multiplayer and found a cult following upon its release.

Starhawk is the spiritual successor to Warhawk, and this one has a proper campaign.

You’ll get a chance to help LightBox Interactive tweak the multiplayer, however, as a private beta test starts next week (start checking your emails!), and will continue expanding over the next few months, the PlayStation Blog has revealed.

The beta will initially only feature Capture The Flag maps, but more stages and modes will be added as it goes on.

If you’re one of the players who picked up Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and found a Starhawk beta voucher within, you’ll have access early next year.

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Posted by patrickklepek

I still remember sitting down for Sony’s press conference years back, and watching a cinematic trailer for the Warhawk reboot, which was going to be a big-budget singleplayer adventure at that point. That changed, and Warhawk became focused on multiplayer and found a cult following upon its release.

Starhawk is the spiritual successor to Warhawk, and this one has a proper campaign.

You’ll get a chance to help LightBox Interactive tweak the multiplayer, however, as a private beta test starts next week (start checking your emails!), and will continue expanding over the next few months, the PlayStation Blog has revealed.

The beta will initially only feature Capture The Flag maps, but more stages and modes will be added as it goes on.

If you’re one of the players who picked up Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and found a Starhawk beta voucher within, you’ll have access early next year.

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Posted by Morningstar

Cool beans.

Posted by SheBites

Not my type of game but curious to try it out since I bought Uncharted 3.

Posted by devilzrule27

I'm so excited for StarHawk. The additions they seem to have made look awesome. And if it still keeps that same feel as Warhawk then I'm sold. Loved that game.

Posted by Andorski

Bah, even though I pumped a lot of hours into Warhawk back in the day, I doubt I'll get into this private beta.

Edited by DonPixel

I was looking forward for this game, looks like it can be a breath of fresh air among a sea of Modern Military shooters.. Sucks I had to sell my consoles.

Posted by rargy

Don't really care about this so here's my code that came with Uncharted 3.  Enjoy.
 
N5H4 - 2KNH - CRKD

Edited by Bucketdeth

@rargy said:

Don't really care about this so here's my code that came with Uncharted 3. Enjoy. N5H4 - 2KNH - CRKD

God damn, someone was fast to nab that.

***Well it looks like I have a code that came with my Uncharted 3, didn't even notice before***

Posted by Zaapp1

I played this at an MLG expo in Raleigh, and it was actually a ton of fun. It had some technical issues back then, but the combination of base-building with CTF and vehicles made for a frantic mix that I don't see often. The biggest issue I see it having is similar to MAG, it requires a good bit of coordination between teammates, and PS3s aren't known for having a lot of players with mics.

Posted by Tamaster92

Never got a code with my uncharted 3 copy?

Posted by Zoibie

@Tamaster92: PALand? Codes will be emailed next year sometime.

Edited by Redbullet685

My code from Uncharted 3 doesn't even work.

Edit: I'm so stupid.

Posted by lord_canti

huge warhawk fan i got uncharted 3 and have no code I WILL KILL ALL

Posted by mosespippy

One of my old Warhawk clanmates is playing the beta right now. I guess it's live already. Or maybe he went to visit the devs in Austin again.

Posted by Xpgamer7

Does anyone have an exact date for Uncharted access?

Posted by beckmyster89

Warhawk was my first ps3 game and I have great memory's of that game. Hope starhawk continues that.

Posted by Hass

And over the first comments I was thinking, they can't really mean 'Warhawk'.

That classic with the epic sound score, often remixed, and played on Slayradio.

This one franchise would definitely be to old to dig out from it's grave:

http://www.c64-wiki.com/index.php/Warhawk

:-D

Posted by rudyarr

kinda glad that vouchers that came with UC3 are valid till next year. Have too much to keep me occupied right now....Skyrim...

Posted by Enigma777

My most anticipated game of next year!

Posted by Enigma777

@Zaapp1 said:

...and PS3s aren't known for having a lot of players with mics.

Gotta say I'm pretty tired of hearing this. 360's haven't come with mics in the box for years now and every single person I know that owns a PS3 also own a mic. Now actually turning those mics on... that's a completely different story.

Posted by QKT

i didnt get a code with my uncharted... ;(

Posted by ValiantGrizzly

@Enigma777 said:

@Zaapp1 said:

...and PS3s aren't known for having a lot of players with mics.

Gotta say I'm pretty tired of hearing this. 360's haven't come with mics in the box for years now and every single person I know that owns a PS3 also own a mic. Now actually turning those mics on... that's a completely different story.

I totally got a mic with the 360 I bought a month ago.

Anyway, less people with mics in multiplayer is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. I support the idea of an auto-mute button for every game.

Posted by Andorski

@digitalsea87 said:

@Enigma777 said:

@Zaapp1 said:

...and PS3s aren't known for having a lot of players with mics.

Gotta say I'm pretty tired of hearing this. 360's haven't come with mics in the box for years now and every single person I know that owns a PS3 also own a mic. Now actually turning those mics on... that's a completely different story.

I totally got a mic with the 360 I bought a month ago.

Anyway, less people with mics in multiplayer is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. I support the idea of an auto-mute button for every game.

If the community ends up being like Warhawk, then mics will not be necessary to enjoy basic-level strategy. No one talked over the mic in Warhawk, yet objective-based games like CTF and King of the Hill felt very organized. People in jeeps and in warhawks coordinated frequently to get the flag, groups understood that one or two people should defend a capture zone while another couple of people should go out to capture another point, et cetera. It felt like the majority of people on the official servers understood that working together to win was paramount to K/D ratios or going lone wolf.

You're not going to get PC Battlefield-like teamwork during a game, but the cooperative play in Warhawk hit the minimum level for enjoyment.

Posted by Solh0und

After looking at some footage, I gotta say that Starhawk looks way more fun than Warhawk.

Posted by BasketSnake

I just got my invite. There's no NDA.