byHawkStarJay05-08-201208:30 AM - edited 07-11-201204:29 PM
Today's our big launch day for Starhawk here in North America, and you might think that would be enough excitement for us in one day. But once you get hyped up on the adrenaline of releasing a game, you just want to keep the fun times going!
So with that, we're very pleased to announce that all map packs for Starhawk are going to be made available free of charge.
Back in the Warhawk days, we saw a lot of division amongst our players whenever we'd release a new set of maps. Some people would have them, some wouldn't, and it ended up fracturing our community. But during the Starhawk development cycle, the teams at Sony and LightBox sat down with the intention of addressing this problem in the most simple and elegant way possible. And that led to our decision that any future map pack releases would be offered for free, to keep players together and keep our community happy.
We will have some DLC in the future that's paid content, but we're still working on the details on what that's going to be. But for the immediate future, we're already working on our first map pack release to supplement the ten maps already packed on the disc. Our first new locale is Cypress, a lush, swampy world that’s home to an abandoned research facility that many years ago was responsible for researching the mysteries of Rift Energy. You can preview it below!
We're really excited to finally share our game with the world and can't wait to hear what you think about it. As we've said for a while, Starhawk is a marathon and not a sprint. Even though we release our disc today, we're still planning regular updates, content packs, and more. We'll also be coming to you for your feedback in the weeks ahead to see what you'd be interested in for Starhawk's future. We have big plans for the game, and hope that you'll join us in the New Frontier to see where we're going.