Vote of confidence: Hawken receives $18 million in funding from private investors

Hawken

By on October 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Meteor Entertainment, publisher of Hawken, are certainly expecting their little mech-combat game to do well — and private investors are as well, with venture capital firms dropping a cool $18 million on the development of Hawken. In fact Meteor’s CEO Mark Long believes the game might even go so far as to overtake League of Legends in the F2P market.

“That’s the plan,” said Long to Geekwire, when asked if he believed Hawken would overtake Riot’s offering. “You can play the entire game for free and unlock every single thing in the game. But, if you are like me, and you don’t have a lot of time and want to play over the weekend and have a good time, you might spend some money on a robot so that you don’t have to grind away for a month to unlock that.”

Two of the investors backing the game are firms which have formerly backed League of Legends as well, indicating that the People With Money see some great potential in Hawken. Our recent impressions from the Hawken closed beta found that the game was great fun, but really needed local servers if it was going to succeed in Australia.

Source: Geekwire

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You know what would be a great use for a slice of that 18mil? Aussie servers, yeeeeeahhhhhh

:D

 

Overtaking LoL?
Bit of a task to get 32 million registered players, especially since the system requirements for hawken would most likely be higher. Quite a few people I know play LoL on cheap laptops running integrated off the CPU. I imagine this is one of the reasons why it has such a large player base, since it runs on just about anything, and hawken doesn’t look like it would.

 

People with money often know little about gaming…

That said I hope Hawken does do well :)

 

Robot?! Surely he meant mech.

 

the details are lost when it comes to the ppl in the higher up who would be much more concerned of the business plan than game technicality.

 

Hopefully this means we will get quite a number of Oceania servers on launch.

 

LOL… I admire their ambition…. bwahahahah!

 

This will flop.

 
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