Posted on 1 June by Harvard Bonin – Senior Producer, Santa Monica Studio
What’s up PS Blog and fellow Warheads?
My name is Harvard Bonin and I’m the Senior Producer on a brand new title we announced a few weeks ago called Starhawk. I’ve been working on Warhawk since 2007 and I represent the other half of the Santa Monica Studio/LightBox Interactive partnership. I’m sure you all know about the Santa Monica team from the God of War franchise, but what you might not be aware of is that we’ve been working with LightBox since the studio opened its doors, helping the team get started on this exciting new project and we’ve been contributing to the Starhawk development process since, creatively and on the biz side of things. It’s been a true collaboration and we’re just thrilled to be working with the talented group at LightBox.
Lots of you are wondering how Build & Battle fits in Warhawk recipe of “frenetic epic firefights” so today we wanted to give you a taste of what we will have playable at E3 next week. This is a video of an actual multiplayer tournament we had recently at the LightBox studio…
As you know Starhawk also has a very cool single player campaign that will immerse you in the story of our main character, Emmett Graves, but as you can see we have not forgotten about our multiplayer roots! We designed Starhawk’s multiplayer to be just as much fun as Warhawk, but now with our new Build & Battle toy box, you shooter fans will have something you haven’t truly experienced before – the ability to change the battlefield on the fly. We’ll have more details on our multiplayer soon, but for now we invite you to come visit us at E3.
Thanks a ton for the amazing reactions to Starhawk thus far. I can honestly say that we’ve only scratched the surface so look out for more info in the months ahead.
And if you want more Starhawk info, there are lots of ways to reach us. Register on StarhawkTheGame.com, hop on the Starhawk official forums, and join in on the conversations. The PlayStation Blog is also a great spot of course. As you’ve seen, Dylan has spent a lot of time trying to answer your questions and he’ll continue to do so. He also has a Twitter account that you can follow, @dylanjobe, where you can find out about Starhawk and ask him questions…or just see what he had for dinner, etc. We can’t answer all of your questions just yet but we pay close attention to what you the fans are talking about and what’s most important to you.
Please comment away and, again, thanks for your continued support.