If you’re a Starhawk fan, then you need to keep an eye out for Gamescom. Why? Because you will be finally able to see space gameplay. Harvard Bonin, Sony Santa Monica, senior producer of Starhawk revealed this info on the PS Blog, “We’re going to be rolling out our Space level at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on August 17th. I can’t wait till everyone sees it…Gotta love dogfighting in space!”
“Also we’ll be at PAX in Seattle with the same demo the week after, August 26 to 28th, but there we’ll have our Observer Cam up and running so the crowd can enjoy the action too. It should be a blast!”
He also mentioned that, a public beta is being scheduled for the game to test out the servers, “A public beta will be part of that. Our beta plans are being worked out right now, but we will have one for sure. Our hope is to take care of Warhawk players first.”
He also revealed that they will treat the Warhawk userbase with respect, and won’t dumb down the entire game to make it more accessible, “We’ll have matchmaking, game lists like Warhawk, party systems, tournament systems, and custom games where you can send out invites to bring your friends in. A lot of console games have gone to the “only matchmaking” solution. While it might streamline the game for new users, we think that our players are more sophisticated and deserve to make their own choice.”
You can check out the entire Q&A here.