Starhawk: Comic-Con trailer shows how cutscenes bleed into gameplay

More eye candy incoming from this year’s Comic-con convention in San Diego, California. Check out this new Starhawk teaser. In particular, developer LightBox Interactive’s president Dylan Jobe wants you to look at how smoothly cutscenes bleed into gameplay. “It’s done with a really great kind of animated “wanted” poster style, punctuated with Rift Energy,” says Jobe in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

“We’ve also got some really cool tech that seamlessly blends between the animations and the game (as you can see in the video). This makes the solo experience smooth and buttery. We didn’t want any experiential speed bumps in the solo campaign. You can sit down, start the game and smoothly flow from mission to mission with no loading screens!” explains Jobe.

Set on a colony in the future, where miners hunt for Rift Energy instead of gold, Starhawk presents itself as sci-fi Western. Players will take on the role of Emmett Graves, who runs a rift mining farm with his brother until the two find themselves shunned as outcasts when a horrible disaster transforms them into mutants. The spiritual follow-up to 2007’s Warhawk seems to focus more on the game’s singleplayer campaign, but Starhawk will still feature 32 online multiplayer matches.

Above: The Starhawk Comic-con trailer

Above: More new Starhawk images here 

If you’re at Comic-con, head to room 25AB on Sunday, July 24 for the Starhawk panel. LightBox Interactive will share more new videos, art, and will discuss the development team’s creative process from concept to what you’re seeing today.

Jul 27, 2011




  • Americanadnan - July 24, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    Um, it says at the end of the article that it was done on July 27th, which hasn't happened yet, however (pointless correction aside), this game looks great and I hope to hear more information about it as it comes.
  • crumbdunky - July 23, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Warhawk is STILL the single best online game on PSN(and if it can still have dedicated servers today why on the planet can't Uncharted3 Sony?)and there uis NO way the SP side of Starhawk will be the main focus of Dylan and the LB bvoys and is probs where the SM crew help the most with their GOW and tech knowledge from a SP/PS3 perspective while LB/Incognito's old boys will try to add to and repeat the amazingly demanding MP elements found in Warhawk. The building as you play element is new to console MP shooters and will be interesting to see how it pans out in a game of CTF or TDM! Can't wait for this one but as Warhawk was ALREADY a game with a near vertical learning curve for latecomers i'd advise ANYONE wanting to even be OK at this one to be looking for a beta key at best and , at worst, preordering and putting in the hours from day one! I was a little late to the last party and was lucky to fund a couple of experienced mates who taught me a bit more than the basics and that matey ruthlessness is pretty unique among PSN online communities-supportive ad=fter the game but deadly within it. Oh well,I've fapped enough to you about Warhawk and my hopes for this and it'll be amazing to finally have some reference for the online stuff but whatever made those Chernovans and Eucadians so angry last timeout? A lot of 'Hawkers will be very upset if this is dumbed don at all but Sony and DJ are making ALL the right noises about this so, hopefully, this will not be another Socom(Confrontation or Socom4 take your pick!) situation for series fans on PS3. Dos look VERY goo though and Warhawk, bless it, wasn't ever a looker!
  • coopa22cool - July 23, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    Looks awesome!
  • darnell7979 - July 23, 2011 2:33 a.m.

    Looks very cool. The PS3 needs more good games!

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