104w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared Q&A details today on the Starhawk private PS3 Beta as part of an interview below.
To quote: At this very moment, a small group of lucky testers are putting the Starhawk Private Beta through its paces. During last week's PlayStation holiday showcase for New York City media, I had a chance to go hands-on with the beta.
But I wanted to learn more about the beta's reception among the diehard Warhawk community, so I chatted with Senior Producer Harvard Bonin to learn some key findings from the beta: the most popular weapons and vehicles, the sneakiest tactics, and what beta players can expect next.
PlayStation.Blog: Obviously, there's a private beta going on right now. What have been some of the key learnings?
Oh, boy. There have been too many to name here, but one of the key learnings has been how closely we need to listen to hardcore Warhawk players. We made some changes to the flight controls that they reacted to negatively. We're now in the process of addressing that, and it's only because of the beta that we realized. Without a beta, we have no way to do that.
We've also seen a lot of strategies we couldn't have anticipated. The Build & Battle configurations are pretty interesting, people placing...
107w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced today alongside a new video trailer that the Starhawk private PS3 Beta begins rolling out on Tuesday.
To quote: After many, many months of hard work we are happy to announce that the Starhawk Private Beta will be live on PSN beginning Tuesday, November 22nd!
As you may have read in Dylan's last post, a selected a number of loyal Warhawk players who have opted-in to receive PlayStation emails will receive Private Beta keys, so if you played Warhawk there's a chance that you'll have a voucher invitation in your email in the upcoming weeks!
If you don't get on day one, don't get discouraged: our Private Beta will be "slow rolled." That means that we'll slowly add more fans and features as the Private Beta progresses.
Making a game is hard work, but it's also a lot of fun! To show you what I mean, check out this new Behind the Scenes video to give you an inside look at the SCEA Santa Monica/LightBox Interactive working life! We really, really appreciate the Warhawk faithful joining us in our Beta efforts.
Hopefully this video will give you all some insight into our day to day lives. You Warheads are always at the forefront of our thoughts, as you will see.
111w ago - LightBox Interactive President Dylan Jobe has unveiled some sweet Starhawk PS3 Beta news today for fans alongside a new video, as follows:
Boy, do I have some exciting news to share with all of our Warhawk fans today, but first, let me serve you all some delicious hors d'oeuvres de Internets!
We were so happy with the response to Starhawk at PAX that the SCEA marketing machine leveled-up, cast Videozzaga and summoned a quick video of our Santa Monica Sr. Producer Harvard Bonin talking with people at the show in Seattle after they got hands-on with Starhawk!
Not only was it great to see people loving Starhawk at PAX, the team and I love seeing coverage and buzz about the game start to pick up speed.
And with our announcement last week that early access keys for the Starhawk Public Beta will be included in Uncharted 3, well... things are now moving forward at ludicrous speed! It was great to read all the comments, tweets and Facebook posts from players who are just now getting introduced to Starhawk's gameplay and universe and the LightBox Interactive team and I can't wait to see all of you online in early 2012!