Once 2018 arrives, Hawken will be gone — from PC that is. The developers of the free-to-play mech FPS announced the end of the game’s tenure on Steam — and thus PC — via Facebook earlier today.

Exact details on why the decision to remove the game from the platform after three years were not given. Instead, the developer just stated that the team wanted to “refocus [their] development efforts.”

The game will officially be removed from Steam on January 2, 2018. In addition, the company halted sales of all DLC and other purchaseable content as of today. No indication has been made that the game will be coming to an end on Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

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  1. rickshaw on October 2, 2017

    It was a greatly made game but lacked power so it failed it should of been a more mmo game on a massive scale and would of made it for sure, team on team is very tough business plan.

  2. Edge Damodred on October 2, 2017

    What? Robotic Drunken Fat Quake is shutting down!!?!? Seriously who the hell thought putting jump pads in game about big stompy robots was a good idea?

    • Hawker on October 2, 2017

      Don’t be surprise when you hear the game shutting down soon.

  3. Koshua on October 2, 2017

    Good Bye Hawken. You will be missed 🙁

  4. Elisa on October 2, 2017

    Pay no mind to these people who are making up stuff on the internet media site.
    (High Recommended Games)
    1. World Of Warcraft
    2. Tera
    3. Final Fantasy XIV
    4. Team fortress 2
    5. Counter Strike Global Offensive
    6. League Of Legend

    • Davis on October 2, 2017

      Oh thanks for the info I was wondering what games to play next that is not low population or abandon by there developer who create the game.

  5. Burton on October 2, 2017

    If you guys looking for games that have a good stable population. (Look no more)
    (Recommended Games)
    1. Tera
    2. Blade & Soul
    3. Team Fortress 2
    4. Final Fantasy XIV
    5. World Of Warcraft
    6. Elder Scroll
    7. OverWatch
    8. League of Legend
    9. Latale
    10. Smite
    These are the games right that is good try out.

    • Toxic on October 2, 2017

      No you are wrong take out Latale, Smite and leave the 7 Games Recommended for people.

      • IsamiOni on October 3, 2017

        and Tera too…here’s why:
        – game has no KR servers [aka no future development]
        – NA servers merged
        – population still mega low [for example on steam it’s not even in top 100/ #100 has 1809 players]
        – game will close soon anyway

      • zabi on October 5, 2017

        Why Smite? Is it dying? Haven’t played it in a while.

  6. Crystale on October 2, 2017

    I hope they the game going there barely that many sci-fi game left on the market. The genre of gaming is really hit hard this time.

  7. Jasmine on October 2, 2017

    I think there to be a big list of games that will shut down this year 2017.

  8. Elesia on October 2, 2017

    Aw Come on not that game too.

  9. Guest on October 2, 2017

    The gaming industry is really going to become empty in the next few year unless they make a comeback with good stuff.

  10. Hawken on October 2, 2017

    Wait what the cheese cream?
    Sigh these of MMO games for most of them that have less player support are completely gone.

  11. The Critic on October 2, 2017

    Nothing of value was lost.

    • Quest on October 2, 2017

      Your right most of the game are on life support with less population.

    • Derry on October 2, 2017

      Multiplayer Online Games has nothing become a quick cash nowadays on the market. Very Disappointing 🙁