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Interactive's post launch plans for Starhawk will reportedly include
free DLC—the value of which developers say might come a pleasant
surprise to players.
Speaking to RespawnAction about the
progress of the PS3 exclusive third-person shooter, senior producer
Harvard Bonin suggested support for Starhawk will resemble the
extensive freebie love afforded to Warhawk when it was at its prime,
can't go into specifics, but we do have a bunch of free DLC
planned...and it might be surprising. We, of course, have stuff we
are happy to take your money for, too! We rethought our DLC strategy
and we'll reveal more about it as we get closer to release.”
also reflected on the results of Starhawk's closed beta, noting the
session greatly helped his team identify some key issues and bugs they
hope to address for the public beta.
our team standpoint, it had a ton of highs mixed with a few lows,”
he reported. “Overall, we had some freezes, crashes, balance
issues, etc. There was nothing that wasn't surprising and we've been
able to address a lot of this stuff. Our public beta starts soon and
the next 1.2 update will fix even more.”
open beta will welcome PlayStation Plus members from Korea, Japan,
Europe, Latin America, and North America. The game itself will launch later this year.