We felt back when we reviewed it that the tragically overlooked Starhawk would benefit from a standalone multiplayer release – and it looks like we were right on the money. Lightbox Interactive president Dylan Jobe has taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce just that, alongside two other individual versions of the innovative shooter set to launch next week.
To start with, the full game will cost you £28.49/$39.99. That’s a decent deal on its own, considering the game currently costs more in most shops. Alternatively, you’ll be able to buy just the multiplayer component for £15.99/$19.99. Finally, if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’ll be able to download the title’s complete single-player campaign for free.
We really liked Starhawk, so we encourage you to check this out. The single-player is kind of a mix between tower defence, aerial combat and Uncharted – which is every bit as awesome as it sounds. The multiplayer’s really intelligent too. If you’re bored of cookie-cutter third-person shooters, you owe it to yourself to give this a shot.
Joining Starhawk’s digital release will be a brand new patch which adds three new gameplay modes and maps. Again, these will be free. Most other developers would charge for them, so keep that in mind. The full list of tweaks and changes are available on the PlayStation Blog.