HAWKEN REBORN Announced

A Steam Listing reveals plans for HAWKEN REBORN, a return to the first-person mech shooter that shut down in 2017. Those interested won't have to wait long, as it carries a May 2023 Early Access release date. For now, here's the Reveal Trailer and the description:
Welcome to the world of Illal, a planet once thought to be humanity's future utopia, turned into a grim dystopia driven by corporate corruption and greed. Illicit terraforming poisoned the atmosphere and a terrible accident gave birth to the “Giga,” a nanite plague that ravaged half the planet.

Become a mercenary pilot, pitting your mech against the dangers of Illal, gaining fame, fortune, and resources to reach the truth behind its bodyguard of lies.

A New Way to Play
Experience a brand new Player vs Environment (PVE) experience in the Hawken Universe as you fight through the dystopic lands of Illal against warring factions, greedy corporations, and even more deadly adversaries.
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 13:59
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Why did this game shut down in the first place? Just not enough players? I vaguely remember enjoying it (I am pretty sure I got it on a deep sale) but it was multiplayer only?
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 15:48
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May 15, 2023, 15:48
 
Yeah, it was MP only. IIRC, there was some demo or free weekend i played, but never picked it up due to that.

So PvE is a welcome addition.
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Hawken was always free to play. It was a pay-to-skip-grind game, plus cosmetics.
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May 15, 2023, 17:08
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced May 15, 2023, 17:08
May 15, 2023, 17:08
 
Yesssss!!!
I loved Hawken! So glad to see it come back.

I wonder how much they'll expand on the original.
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 17:34
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced May 15, 2023, 17:34
May 15, 2023, 17:34
 
Original devs were great, but game stagnated due to money management problems. After 505 Games took over from the original devs, game balance went downhill fast as they ported the game to consoles and tried to go pay-to-win; massively nerfed old mechs, overpowered real-money-only new mechs. They thanked the PC gamers for sticking around for years by shutting down the PC servers but keeping the console servers up. I spent over 1000 hrs on Steam + pre-Steam days, lots of good times, but I don't have much faith in 505 Games. Noticed this new game has no multiplayer, only 5 mechs, only 6 maps.

Sigh.
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 17:38
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May 15, 2023, 17:38
 
Huh, even though the Hawken servers shut down years ago, some enterprising folks were able to bring it back.

https://hawakening.com/
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 17:43
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Hawakening is using a build of the game that was before it was bought out by 505. No multiplayer there either, but the test arena still works (vs bots).
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced
May 15, 2023, 18:16
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Re: HAWKEN REBORN Announced May 15, 2023, 18:16
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I didn't like the speed of the gameplay. It was too quick and twitchy. I was looking for something more deliberate and tactical. But it played like CoD in mechs.
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May 15, 2023, 18:37
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now that fromsoft is going to resurrect the genre it’s a perfect time to jump back in…
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May 15, 2023, 21:25
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theglaze wrote on May 15, 2023, 18:16:
I didn't like the speed of the gameplay. It was too quick and twitchy. I was looking for something more deliberate and tactical. But it played like CoD in mechs.
Pretty much because that's what it was, a CoD game with a mech skin slapped on top. The mech aesthetic was just that, an aesthetic and nothing more.

Not that it wasn't fun, but I wouldn't really call it a mech game.
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