SCEA senior producer Harvard Bonin has announced that Starhawk finally has a release date, the 8th May. If that weren't enough, the first person shooter massively multiplayer title will be entering open beta today.
Players can sign up to join the open beta by registering at the official site here.
The open beta adds the following features on top of what the private beta enjoyed, in addition to the usual bug fixes:
* Classic Arcade Flight-Mode: Private Beta players asked for it and we’re happy to include the classic arcade flight from Warhawk.
* Host Migration: When the host leaves the game, the hosting duties transfer to another player and gameplay will continue, provided the option is checked.
* Language Support: European and Japanese languages are included. Korea, China, Latin America and Brazil will be in English…but these will include the appropriate languages for the full game.
* Skills: Players will be able to collect unique Skills to use in gameplay based on their performance. Playstation Network Friend Integration: Friends status, messages, and friend requests.
Starhawk is the spiritual successor to Warhawk, which was released in 2009 and remains one of the most popular multiplayer shooters on the PlayStation 3.