"You are free to pilot your mech."
Meteor Entertainment announces that HAWKEN is available to all mech pilots via its Open Beta Event starting on 12.12.12 (December 12, 2012). Players can register for the free-to-play mech shooter at www.playhawken.com and join in the battle immediately. Meteor Entertainment is happy to announce that Open Beta will be accessible worldwide except in China where Kong Zhong is publishing the game, coming soon.
“It’s been a long road and I’m getting the jitter bug as we are getting near our Open Beta Event. Everyone on the team is putting in the extra effort to make the HAWKEN experience as fun as possible," says Khang Le, Co-founder and Creative Director at Adhesive Games. Le encourages gamers to register for HAWKEN, “So test drive a HAWKEN mech starting 12.12.12! We would love to hear how to improve your experience, so don't forget to join our forum and share your thoughts!”
Co-founder and Lead Animator at Adhesive Games, Chris Lalli, explains, “Open Beta is our chance to implement all the good feedback we’ve gotten from closed beta players on the forums, and deliver the changes the community wants to see. We have so much more to add to HAWKEN, lots of features, balance changes, and improvements.” Lalli adds, “The Open Beta Event allows us flexibility to roll out these updates in waves, and get instant player feedback that will influence the final version of the game. The community will really have the ability to shape the game and be part of its development.”
CEO Mark Long of Meteor Entertainment adds, "We're psyched to get to Open Beta and bring HAWKEN to the global community of players, improving the game through their feedback and gameplay experiences. It's going to be fun to watch HAWKEN evolve with the global community."
Meteor Entertainment has enlisted the help of Jeremiah O’Flaherty and Digital Domain to create a game trailer for the Open Beta Event. The trailer will be premiering at this year’s IGA’s, presented by Machinima, in Los Angeles, CA on December 8, 2012. The following day, it will debut on Machinima (YouTube.com/Machinima) as well as www.playhawken.com.