According to Jump Push Start, Sony recently gave some gamers the chance to check out a version of Warhawk 2 (a game that has yet to be officially announced). While Lightbox Interactive has remained silent on their plans for the franchise, some details have started to leak out from Sony’s event.
In case you missed Lightbox Interactive’s 2007 Warhawk for PS3/PSN, the game featured highly customizable online multiplayer battles focusing on vehicle combat and dog-fighting with the titular Warhawks. Maps could be scaled down to become small-scale infantry battles, scaled up to include tanks, dropships, jetpacks and multiple capture points, or anything in between.
We know from the leaked information that Warhawk 2 will feature a story mode and co-op support, perhaps hearkening back to the franchise’s initial incarnation on the PSX. There will be 25 multiplayer maps upon release, supporting up to 32 players per match. In addition to the vehicles we’re all familiar with, players have the ability to build destructible bunkers. Improvements have allegedly been made to the gameplay and graphics, as well.
It’s important to note that this is only a tiny amount of information compared to what the game is likely to offer. Until Lightbox officially unveils the game, we won’t know for sure what other gameplay additions or vehicles will be included. Considering the direction online shooters have evolved in over the past few years, I’d be very surprised if Warhawk 2 didn’t include a deep character progression similar to Call of Duty, Killzone or Crysis 2. Lightbox also trademarked the name Starhawk a while back – if that’s any indication, we might be seeing the game expand into a new dimension. Lightbox will likely be unveiling more information on this anticipated title soon, if Shuhei Yoshida’s interview with Joystiq is to be believed.
If you still haven’t checked out the 2007 Warhawk for PS3, you can purchase it on the PSN nowadays for a paltry fifteen bucks.