There was some information going around that HAWKEN is making a permanent move to Steam, and it looks that information was true as it is ready to make that transition. The idea behind is to make the game more accessible.
They said in a statement:
Steam is the premier platform for PC gaming reaching millions of gamers worldwide and will allow us to introduce HAWKEN to a brand new audience.
As we continue to focus on a full release in 2014, expanding our reach is a major priority for us. Today, we’re bringing LIVE services down to begin our transition to Steam. This is quite a major shift for us, so the process will not be instantaneous.
Every player of the game with a Hawken account will be emailed to inform them about the shift. All the players will be issued a Steam code to have the game install through the client without any problem.
The game still free to download, but it won’t be coming to Steam for another week. You might want to wait, but then you wouldn’t be receiving your exclusive code. Very soon, the only way to access the game will be through Valve Steam client.
Until the game launches on Steam, new account creation has been suspended. So if you don’t already play the mech-shooter, you’ll just have to wait.
However, this is a great move by the developers of the game as it will help drive more players to the game. However, we will have to wait and see if that was the right decision.
Will you be getting this mech shooter Hawken on Steam? Let us know in your comments!