Sony is hoping to bring that magic back with a new PlayStation 3 version of Warhawk in the form of an online multiplayer-style game. But is an online-only game ready for consoles? Gameinformer played test pilot and took Warhawk for a flight to find out.
Players will now be able to hop out of the Warhawk and run on foot, drive tanks and jeeps and even man a turret. Taking a page from other online shooters, Warhawk will have various gameplay types, like deathmatch and zone capture with up to 32 players-all supporting voice chat. With 25 maps, a ton of weapons and five different planets to play across.
The PlayStation 3's Sixaxis controller works extremely well. When in a Warhawk, there are two modes. The first is a hover mode that has limited maneuverability but allows for takeoffs and landings while also turning your Warhawk into a deadly mobile air turret that devastates troops below. Hit the triangle button and you move into flight mode, and the motion-sensing takes over. The motion steering is very intuitive and natural.