As we all know, attempting to start Hawken after January 2nd yielded a brick wall at the Logging In screen. In preparing to attempt to get around that enforced expiration date, I found out something interesting - the expiration date may have expired in its own right.
To note: this is circa March 1, 2018 @ 4:35 PM EST.
If anyone sees this post, try to load up your game as well! You might be able to marvel at your mechs once again.
I have no idea why PC Hawken was able to authenticate and retrieve my information, but it's certainly a welcome surprise. The server lists are emtpy, as expected, but the leaderborad shows players names (presumably from console records). My PvP and PvE win rates are still present, but much of my other stats have been…
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The 2nd had passed, and Hawken has been removed from the Steam store, as promised.
I'm still looking for a new path to send this wikia down. Please message me if you have ideas or interests.
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This incredible game is set to be erased from the present, while an illegitimate-feeling (at least, to me) fork will live on with console gamers. Will the Hawken name become besmirched by excessive DLC, microtransactions galore, and simply fall to the lower standards of console gaming? What a sight that would be.
It's surprising, and it isn't. Things have been downhill for a while now. I can grieve, rage, and sigh, but the current owners of Hawken aren't going to change their decision. A a lot of mistakes were made by every development group, especially with Adhesive and Meteor when they financially screwed themselves, so in no way is our loss of PC Hawken justified. It's now a tragic tale of an amazing game that went down the wrong path.
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Some of you may have noticed the ugly, new header at the top of our Wikia. I can assure you, that's not our doing, it's an upstream change made by some less-than-competent designers. If I can find a way to revert back to the older, better look, I'll get right on with that.Read more >
It's been nearly three years now since I adopted this wikia, and while Hawken was absolutely flying from Feb 2014 to midsummer that same year, most of my tenure has been watching this masterpiece of a game decline. The handful of reboots, revamps, reduxes, re-invigorations, re-everythings seems to be waning as well. It's not at all dissimilar to seeing a loved one slowly approaching life's end - knowing that it's not very near yet, but nonetheless inevitable and on its way.
I don't know what Hawken is like on Xbox One or PS4 - well, probably full of players, but with gameplay and spirit that are mere shadows of what once was a sensational PC game. With signs everywhere hinting at us that PC Hawken will eventually be no more, it makes sense …Read more >