Gorgeous Mech Shooter Hawken Arrives Free-To-Play In December

With each new clip and screenshot of its indie shooter capturing the hearts and minds of mech lovers around the globe, Adhesive Games further ingratiates its growing fan base with the news that Hawken is coming in December, and it will be free-to-play.

Remember back when free-to-play either meant a game was of relatively poor quality or on Facebook? Now we're getting massive mechs doing battle across futuristic landscapes ripped straight from our most elaborate anime dreams.

This is a trend I can get behind.

According to an exclusive story over at VentureBeat, the small team at Adhesive Games will be publishing Hawken as a free-to-play title in December under its Meteor Entertainment division. Adhesive took inspiration for the free-to-play model from the success of Riot Games' wildly popular League of Legends.

To which I say whatever, free mechs.

The only thing better than free mechs is closed beta access to free mechs, which you can currently sign up for at www.playhawken.com.

Meteor Games to publish high-end online game Hawken in December (exclusive) [VentureBeat]


    I might be biased because I was never terribly excited for this - but as soon as I see 'free to play' something inside me twitches defensively.

      Because that usually means micro transactions, which means, if you have the $ your skill is secondary to the gear you can buy.

      yeah i agree it feels like that the over all cost to actually play the game isnt going to be worth it.

      I love seeing Free To Play games like this pop up. It brings us ever closer to the Video Game Industry crash that will result in it never being tried again.

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