Whatever happened to HAWKEN? Meteor appear to have offloaded the game to Reloaded.
There was a massive buzz around HAWKEN back in 2012 when the game was in beta testing. In Februiary 2014 the game was eventually moved from its own client and on to Steam but since then not much has happened with the game. Today it was revealed that HAWKEN has been sold to Reloaded, the same team that took over APB Reloaded after APB flopped not long after launch.
HAWKEN wasn’t a bad a game at all, it just lacked a certain something that would keep you wanting to play, a bit like Titanfall.
Meteor overestimated how popular the game would become, they had even commented that they didn’t need to do any marketing for the game because gamers and the community would sell it to new players. How wrong they were.
At the start of 2014 Meteor closed down their Seattle offices consolidating the game’s operations to their LA studio.
The game has been silent with no updates or comments from the Studio for months and today is the first time since July last year that something has appeared. This evening it was revealed that Reloaded is now taking over HAWKEN and that future updates will be released for the mech shooter.
“I’m pretty excited to *now* be able to announce that Reloaded Games is the new owner of Hawken. It’s a seriously great honor to be a part of the Hawken story, and I want to see it thrive. Once the forums are up we will post more information (they’ve been taking a lot longer than I was hoping).”
Along with this update they also highlighted some issues they will start to fix prior to any changes to the game, and as HAWKEN is already free to play, players are unlikely to see many changes in the immediate future.
- Fix password reset
- Get Forums working again
- Fix more deployment stuff
- Fix a bunch of tools systems
- Play Hawken
- Fix more back end systems
- Play more Hawken and get rolled by the good players
- Fix Fix Fix (yeah, lots of this)
- Plan new updates and future changes