GDC 2008: More Warhawk DLC, Single-Player Possible Later
It turned out to be one of the best games of 2007, and Incognito isn't about to start ignoring Warhawk any time soon. According to 1Up, who spoke with the game's creator Dylan Jobe at GDC 2008, the game is in line for several more booster packs. Furthermore, we may be able to expect another installment in the series!
One example of the future expansion packs is Operation Broken Mirror, which will include a brand new vehicle (an APC that functions as a portable spawn point and equipment producer) plus a new map. The team also has a few more game modes in the works, but they won't be included in Broken Mirror; they'll be released later in the form of patches and updates. Oh, and they'll be free. And Jobe says that so long as the demand is there, they will continue to work to make the game better.
"As long as the community exists and as long as there is an appetite for playing the game and new content, that's good for us and we want to try to do split deliveries -- you can always get free stuff and you always have to option to buy certain content," he said.
Now, in regards to a possible single-player campaign for Warhawk, Jobe says that probably won't happen. However, because they may plan to make more games in the future, single-player could return in one of those entries.
"We made a strategic decision to go multiplayer only and I would be against doing a set of single-player expansion packs for Warhawk," said Jobe, "but if we look at doing single-player in the future [it would be] related to a new product."
The simple bottom line is that Jobe and Co. have no interest in letting Warhawk die out slowly. Not only will they continue to support the current title, but they're also prepared to further the franchise's good name when that time comes. And as far as we're concerned, that's good news.
Related Game(s): Warhawk
2/21/2008 Ben Dutka