Gaikai to Get HAWKEN before the 12-12-12 Launch Date

Gaikai just announced a partnership with Meteor Entertainment to bring the upcoming title, HAWKEN, to Gaikai’s cloud-based gaming service ahead of the December 12th, 2012 launch date. If you haven’t heard of HAWKEN,  watch the videos below. HAWKEN is a free-to-play mech-based FPS built by an indy team using the Unreal 3 engine. It has been generating a lot of interest over the past few year, because.. everyone wants to be able to run around in a mech-suit and blast the crap out of things.

We reviewed Gaikai last year and everything was pretty decent and the latency wasn’t too bad, so I’m curious to see their improvements on the service.

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Gaikai has partnered with Meteor Entertainment to bring HAWKEN to Gaikai’s open cloud gaming platform ahead of its 12/12/12 launch date. Developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment, HAWKEN is an innovative free-to-play multiplayer online game where players battle giant armored mechs amongst the ruined cities of a toxic planet. Since HAWKEN was first announced on 2/6/12, over 200,000 players have signed up for the closed beta and trailers of the game have generated over 3 million views from excited fans on YouTube. To join the HAWKEN beta, sign up at



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