There's a double whammy of Starhawk news today. Firstly Sony has confirmed that PSone classic Warhawk will be free when redeeming your Starhawk Online Network pass, which is found on the back of the Starhawk manual. The game will automatically appear in your download list.
Warhawk was released back in 1995, when FMV cut scenes were all the rage.
Secondly, LightBox Interactive president Dylan Jobe has revealed that all Starhawk map packs will be released free of charge.
"There was a lot of discussion here at LightBox Interactive and Sony Santa Monica on how best to support the community and keep our player base all together as one cohesive group," explained Jobe. "We really didn't like how in Warhawk when we released a new map pack, it forced these divisions on our players. And after we released three expansions, our player community was pretty fractured. With Starhawk that ends! We are incredibly excited to announce that all map packs for Starhawk will be free. Yeah, you read that right...FREE.
"Whenever we release a map pack you won't have to pay a friggin' dime! And we've already started the early stages of our next map pack for you guys."
However, Jobe adds that there will be some form of paid DLC.
"Now certainly we'll have some paid DLC content in the future as well as our free map packs, but we're still playing around with what that will be," he explained. "We're going to be looking to see what the player feedback is on Starhawk in the coming weeks to help steer the DLC that we develop for you all. This is our commitment to all of you, the players.
Check out the opening 10 minutes of Starhawk below.