Hawken mechs the transition to Steam, Steam accounts will be required to play

Hawken

By on February 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken has announced that it will soon be a Steam-integrated title, moving completely over to Valve’s service and requiring users to swap over to Steam accounts to continue accessing the game.

In order to help players in the transition, they’ve created this Steam Transition Guide and this Steam Transition FAQ, which should assist you with any Steamy Hawken issues you may have.

New account creation is currently disabled, and players with existing accounts will be able to access and play the game on Steam before new players are allowed in, in order to decrease the load on the servers. If you’re a current player, you should get a Steam key in your email within the next seven days.

Source: Hawken (Thanks, Nacimota)

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Now I’m glad I didn’t get around to trying out this game. Steam exclusivity? Get f*cked!

 

jme,

I actually think this will be better for Hawken as it will gain more publicity via Steam. Also, it means one less username/password combo to remember.

 
Artful-dodgeR

Wait, you’re annoyed by it coming to steam?

Are you fucking brain damaged?

So it’ll have mass exposure, reliable update platform, friends can see what you’re playing, easier to manage in the one game library… why are you complaining again?

 

artfuldodger,

To continue this conversation you must install J-Me’s Comment Delivery System™.

 

Hopefully more people will give it a try from this. All the Aus servers are dead last I checked.

 

I know quite a lot of the founders disliked the idea of this happening but I personally think it’s for the best. This game desperately needs more Oceania players.

Steam was the saving grace for Blacklight Retribution, This made more gamers aware of the game and brought in a lot of new players.

 

jme,

Broken link. Is there a mirror? :D

 

artfuldodger:
Wait, you’re annoyed by it coming to steam?

Are you fucking brain damaged?

So it’ll have mass exposure, reliable update platform, friends can see what you’re playing, easier to manage in the one game library… why are you complaining again?

Nice manners, you must be a hit at parties.

Some people (including me) prefer not to have games locked to a third party DRM platform. You are clearly not one of them.

 

Some people (including me) prefer not to have games locked to a third party DRM platform.You are clearly not one of them.

Oh the humanity! http://i.imgur.com/G2BWLKx.png

While it technically is, I’d hardly call steam DRM. It’s so much more than DRM, If my computer blows up, all my games are still there on my account, I just re-download them, it’s ridiculously unobtrusive, it’s starts when my pc does, and remains open, I don’t even notice it.

 

caitsith01,

So I guess you like having a bazillion accounts just to play your games then?

 

I’m happy with my games in Steam and Origin. Both sit in the background and are relatively unobtrusive.

The only minor irk I have with Origin is the updating process. It doesn’t seem to auto-update and I have to manually tell it to check for game or platform updates. Presumably this will be resolved in future updates so not a big deal.

 

PalZer0:
caitsith01,

So I guess you like having a bazillion accounts just to play your games then?

Yes, because those are obviously the only two options.

 

So, the usual reading comprehension fails. I clearly said “some people” don’t want to be locked to DRM, not that everyone must agree.

 
jerichosainte

Probably because you said nothing to support your reason…

Whether it be via steam or the dev’s own device, most games these days have some sort of DRM. You can’t really escape if you want to play games, unless your downloading cracked versions. Steam is much more than just DRM though.

 

caitsith01,

There is also the possibility of going back to the bad old days of hardware based activation schemes with limits on the number of times you can activate. Thankfully, most publishers have moved away from that DRM model to an account based model. Without Steam, you’d most likely need a different account for each game or publisher. Is that the way you really want things to go?

 
Lord_PorkSword

In the case of Hawken It’s very good news that it’s comming to Steam!
Never enough players around whenever I play it unless I jump on the US servers. Can’t find populated local servers and can’t play it with my sons due to that annyoing 4player minimum limit which is rather annoying.
Comming to steam should open it up to a much wider audience and hopefully get more players in.

 

Screw Steam, Hawken Dongles.

 

You are now aware there are people out there who think steam is bad.

 

Yeah fuck DRM for a game that is exclusively played online! DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM. ALL CORPORATIONS ARE EVIL. BOOOO STEAM.

Anyway back to the article itself instead of pointless whining, I’m looking forward to it coming to Steam. As others have said, it’ll be great to see who is playing and on what servers on my friends list ^_^

Also I see what you did with the title ;D Well played Tim, it’s meching me laugh.

 

STEAM, single handed I might add, managed to reduce a whole bookshelf of literally hundreds of jewel cases, slip cases and boxes with f@#k knows how many license keys into one handy account for me. (more room for NES games)

Im sure we would all like to go back to the days of old where we were all 1337 and our Epeens were measured in man caves laden with our favourite posters, figures and ROM’s… Those days are over sadly, physical media is nearing kaput and people are far too lazy to remember accounts moving into the double digits.

Personally… I blame it all on the advent of social media. Curse you Myspace! ><

 
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