Reloaded Games acquires Hawken

Shooter set for revival after months of silence
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APB publisher Reloaded Games has acquired the rights to free-to-play mech battler Hawken.

The purchase was announced on the Hawken Facebook page following months of silence. More information on what the move means is expected at a later date.

“It’s a seriously great honour to be a part of the Hawken story, and I want to see it thrive,” read a statement. “Once the forums are up we will post more information (they’ve been taking a lot longer than I was hoping).”

Hawken first emerged in 2011, and by October 2012 publisher Meteor Entertainment had raised $28.5m in funding for the project.

The title had been in development at LA studio Adhesive Games, and was eventually released on Steam in Early Access February 2014, but problems soon arose at the publisher after CEO Mark Long stepped down and the firm closed its Seattle office.

Little has been heard of about the title since, with both companies going quiet on social networks and Steam updates stopping as of July last year. The website for Meteor Entertainment was also taken offline.

The project now appears to be back on track however at the same publisher that continued development of Radiant World’s APB following the studio’s closure.