We're positively drooling with anticipation over the prospect of some free-to-play mech action this winter, and with MechWarrior Online looking incredibly nice, it's pleasing to also have some Hawken news to shout about.
The folks at Dave Perry's cloud gaming service Gaikai have just come to arrangement with Meteor Entertainment that will see Hawken launch on Gaikai ahead of the game's December 12th release date.
"Hawken wants to be free and it wants to be everywhere - and with Gaikai, it will be," stated Mark Long, CEO at Meteor Entertainment. "Their tech is the next level. It's mind blowing to see Hawken running on a tablet!"
Gaikai allows games in its catalogue to be streamed directly into users' browsers from the service's servers. This means that visually-intensive games can be run on low-fi devices, so long as the browser in question supports the service.
"Hawken is set to be one of the hottest titles of 2012, with stunning visuals and action-filled gameplay. It is a refreshing addition to mech genre, as well as an outstanding example of a high-quality development from an independent studio," said Robert Stevenson, EVP at Gaikai. "By hosting the best gaming experiences available, we can fully showcase the capabilities of Gaikai's open cloud platform."