PSA: Hawken Is Coming To Steam Later This Month

Hawken, the little free-to-play mech twitch shooter that could, is getting a Steam-powered upgrade this week.

According to the Hawken blog, the carryover from the standalone client to Steam is happening over the next several days, with already-registered users/pilots getting first dibs. After seven days of transition, the Hawken client will be available to the masses through Steam, and the client will be the “February Update” version currently in the final stages of polish and QA.

From the Hawken blog:

Steam is the premier platform for PC gaming reaching millions of gamers worldwide and will allow us to introduce HAWKEN to a brand new audience. As we continue to focus on a full release in 2014, expanding our reach is a major priority for us.Today, we’re bringing LIVE services down to begin our transition to Steam. This is quite a major shift for us, so the process will not be instantaneous. We’ve created a Steam Transition Guide andSteam Transition FAQ in order to address the most pressing questions, but I wanted to highlight a few points here.

  • From this point forward, a Steam account will be required to play HAWKEN. HAWKEN will no longer be playable using the existing launcher and the game will only be accessible through Steam.
  • Over the next 7 days, we’ll be granting current pilots immediate access before new pilots can obtain HAWKEN via the Steam store. Read more about this process in ourSteam Transition Guide.
  • Once you have the game downloaded on Steam, you will be able to play the latest version of HAWKEN, i.e. our February Update. This patch will be missing some core content and you may run into some of our QA testers still working on final polish. Right now, we’re aiming for a formal release of the update in the next couple of weeks.
  • New account creation is being disabled until the full February release.

To reiterate: new accounts will not be available until the Steam transition is complete, so anyone not yet on the Hawken train will have to wait a few more days. The blog goes on to explain that the new account freeze is necessary in order to ensure a steady, less-chaotic transition.

Do we have any Hawken players in the audience? Drop your thoughts on the game, and the Steam transition, down in the comments.

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1 Comment on PSA: Hawken Is Coming To Steam Later This Month

Sir Tree of arbor

On February 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

I am really quite happy that the HAWKEN team is doing this. Hawken is a fun true F2P game to me. Ya play for free and your still competitive. If ya pay ya look pretty. Sort of like TF2.

Hopefully the community will grow a bit. There are still people that have no idea HAWKEN is around but I truly think it is on level with tf2 or black light in terms of fun FPS gameplay.