So if you're new to Starhawk -- and especially if you are a member of PlayStation Plus -- now is a great time to get into the game. Here's quick look at all of the new Starhawk goodies!
Over the weekend some players have had questions about how the DLC would be implemented and so right now we're going to demystify this topic a bit and try to answer them!
With our experience on Warhawk, we know that segregating players based on DLC ownership can force them into 'keeping up with the Joneses'. The traditional expansion scheme essentially forces players to keep current with all of the latest expansions, or get left behind. When we set out to make Starhawk we really wanted to improve this experience, which is why we worked hard to make sure we could provide all of our new maps for free. We knew that we would eventually have premium DLC content but our #1 goal was to maintain a great experience for all Starhawk players -- even those player who had not yet purchased the DLC.
The team here at LightBox Interactive explored a ton of different ideas to achieve this and we really think our final solution is simple and works great:
Purchasing DLC grants you the right to build it, but ANYONE can use it!
The way we're handling the DLC for the Grizzly and Pod Launcher goes like this: If you purchased the DLC, you can use Build & Battle to call it down. If you haven't purchased it, you can't call it down, but you CAN still use it! If your teammate builds a Pod Launcher you CAN use it to launch yourself across the map. If you find an unattended Grizzly you CAN mount it and use it in combat! Hell, you can even use the LR3 Rail Gun to score a headshot on an enemy while he's stomping around in a Grizzly and then take his for joy-ride!
So what about about the pricing structure? Our other goal with for DLC was to make sure we were delivering a great value to the player. And here we feel like we've really delivered. Each skin is only 99 cents and is broken apart into various parts like boots, arms, chest, head, and legs that can be mixed and matched with any of your other skins! Some skins even come with color variations too. Vehicle paint-job packs are also only 99 cents and can be applied to any vehicle including the new Grizzly Exo-Rig! The Grizzly Exo-Rig and the Pod Launcher are only $4.99 each and never has there been a way to cause so much destruction for the cost of a cup of coffee!
Not to mention that each of the individual player skins, vehicle paint-job packs, Grizzly and Pod Launcher can all be purchased separately from one another. Meaning you don't have to buy a big expansion if you're just interested in a single skin, vehicle or paint job!
It all hits the PlayStation Store on September 25th,