Gaikai and Meteor Entertainment announced a new partnership that will bring HAWKEN to Gaikai’s open cloud gaming platform. Powered by Gaikai’s high performance open cloud platform, HAWKEN will be available to try instantly before its 12/12/12 launch date on its official website, with no downloads or installs required.
Developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment, HAWKEN is an innovative free-to-play multiplayer online game where players battle giant armored mechs amongst the ruined cities of a toxic planet. The new PC title is set to revolutionize digital game distribution as well as the mech genre, by delivering fast paced mech combat action and state-of-the-art visuals to hardcore players worldwide on the web through a free-to-play business model where players buy virtual goods rather than paying for the game up front. Since HAWKEN was first announced on 2/6/12, over 200,000 players have signed up for the closed beta and trailers of the game have generated over 3 million views from excited fans on YouTube.
Mark Long, CEO at Meteor Entertainment said:
“HAWKEN wants to be free and it wants to be everywhere – and with Gaikai, it will be. Their tech is the next level. It’s mind blowing to see HAWKEN running on a tablet!”
Robert Stevenson, EVP at Gaikai added:
“HAWKEN is set to be one of the hottest titles of 2012, with stunning visuals and action-filled gameplay. It is a refreshing addition to mech genre, as well as an outstanding example of a high-quality development from an independent studio. By hosting the best gaming experiences available, we can fully showcase the capabilities of Gaikai’s open cloud platform.”
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