Jobe announced the news in celebration of the game’s US release, saying that “the release of Starhawk is really just the beginning of our ongoing support for our international community.”
“There was a lot of discussion here at LightBox Interactive and Sony Santa Monica on how best to support the community and keep our player base all together as one cohesive group,” said Jobe on the US PlayStation Blog.
“We really didn’t like how in Warhawk when we released a new map pack, it forced these divisions on our players. And after we released three expansions, our player community was pretty fractured.
“With Starhawk that ends! We are incredibly excited to announce that all map packs for Starhawk will be free. Yeah, you read that right…FREE. Whenever we release a map pack you won’t have to pay a friggin’ dime!”
According to Jobe, the first map pack is already in the “early stages” of development and additional premium DLC is also being considered.
“Now certainly we’ll have some paid DLC content in the future as well as our free map packs,” he continued, “but we’re still playing around with what that will be. We’re going to be looking to see what the player feedback is on Starhawk in the coming weeks to help steer the DLC that we develop for you all.
“This is our commitment to all of you, the players. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy Starhawk – not only with today’s retail release but for the months and years to come!”
Starhawk releases in the UK this Friday. Pick up a new copy (or buy an Online Network pass) and you’ll also get a downloadable copy of the original PSOne title Warhawk free of charge.
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