Indie developer Adhesive Studios has announced that the studio will be adding leaderboards to Hawken to spur more competitive gameplay. They expect the feature to go live in November.
According to a blog "Up until now, our priorities have been focused on creating an experience that enables gamers of any skill level to start up Hawken and be having fun in the first five minutes. However, we are also committed to providing our competitive players with the experiences they desire as well. Plans are under-way to create an environment where our competitive players can experience Hawken in the ways they enjoy most.”by game designer Chris Vance,
Game producer Jason Hughes also wrote on the subject, “We are actively working on leaderboards and are targeting to have them launch on the website in November alongside some other related social features. There is always a possibility this date could slip slightly but we wanted you to know that it’s important to us as a team and nearing the end of implementation. We will have details to share in the coming weeks as the rough edges are worked out.”
Adhesive is also considering clan leaderboards and a lobby system, to make game setups easier for dedicated servers.