Dylan Jobe recently took his time answering fan questions for his upcoming title, Starhawk. The president of LightBox Interactive made several comments about the game’s Youtube support, ESRB rating, beta-related stuff and other related topics. You can check out the latest screens from Starhawk in the slideshow to the left of this article and his responses from the comments section of the Playstation.Blog below:
And we know that everyone would like a replay feature but we currently don’t support it in Starhawk. That feature is definitely on the list of features for our next game though.
We are doing our very best to hit a T-Teen ESRB rating. Warhawk was T and we know we have a very wide range of ages in our community.
Beta feedback plans:
We’ll be providing lots of notes and direction to our players. Through the forums and through our in-game announcements and news feed system in the Uplink.
Beta for Japanese players:
The short answer is I don’t know.Harvard, our Sr. Producer at SONY Santa Monica has been talking with our SCEJ team on the details of Starhawk’s Japanese release *and* Beta participation. But I don’t think anything is 100% confirmed though. But as soon as we know, we’ll spread the word because we know we have some really excited and die-hard Warhawk fans in Japan!
Differences between the private and public Betas:
So there are 2 phases to the Starhawk Beta: Private and Public. The Private Beta is much, much smaller with participants from our team here at LightBox Interactive, our colleagues at SONY and a select group of Warhawk players. That’s it. The Public Beta is normally more open however what we’re doing for Starhawk’s Public Beta is giving exclusive early access to people who purchase Uncharted 3. To play the Starhawk Beta during that block of time in early 2012, you will need to have a Starhawk Beta key that comes with Uncharted 3. And man do we have some really cool features we’re going to be activating during that time for all the Uncharted 3 players!! Super exciting stuff! Honestly though, you should pick-up Uncharted3 even if it didn’t come with a Starhawk Beta Key. I’ve played it and LOVE it. It’s multiplayer is fun as hell and the solo experience is truly unmatched. That’s not a gratuitous plug either — U3 really *IS* that good.
Rift Hunter skin:
A cool bit of info about him (and all our characters in fact) is that each character is comprised of 5 separate “parts”. Head, Torso, Arms, Legs, and Feet. So now that you have the Rift Hunter character, you can mix and match his 5 parts will all of the other Rifter parts in the game — there are tons of different character combinations.
Also, the Rift Hunter Character is wicked rare with a limited production run of 3000!
We have talked with SONY at all about any PS Vita development yet but who knows what the future holds!!! :-)
Starhawk is currently being developed by Dylan Jobe and his team at LightBox Interactive with additional help from SCE Santa Monica Studio. The spiritual successor to Warhawk will be released exclusively for the Playstation 3 sometime in 2012.