Starhawk drops in on PS3; future map packs will be free to all
Lightbox Interactive’s Starhawk comes out today in North American and tomorrow in Europe and to celebrate, Dylan Jobe has announced that all future map packs for the game will be available for free to all players. That’s right, you won’t have to pay a single cent to download new battlegrounds. How cool is that?
The reasoning behind Starhawk‘s zero cost map scheme is so that there isn’t a schism among the community. Lightbox learned from Warhawk that not everyone purchases new map packs, and as a result, players were divided among groups who had the same downloadable maps. Not this time around, though. Everyone will have access to all the maps and will all be on the same page, community wise. That’s not saying there won’t be paid downloadable content.
In his PlayStation.Blog post, Jobe mentions that there is some paid DLC in the works but they’re still in the beginning stages of what exactly it will be. As for the maps, the first free map will be Cypress, an abandoned rift energy research facility. Take a look at the concept art below.
In other news, Major League Gaming has kicked off the release of Starhawk in North America with a tournament with $20,000 worth in prizes so if you’ve already picked up your copy (or plan on doing so in the next few days), head on over to the official tournament page and sign up. Best of luck to those of you who enter. No doubt the competition is going to be fierce!