Reloaded Games, the publisher of APB: Reloaded and Fallen Earth — both of which were developed by other companies before falling under the Reloaded banner — has just added another game to its stable.

Meteor Entertainment has turned Hawken over to Reloaded Games, as confirmed on the @PlayHAWKEN Twitter:

Hawken was a game that looked and felt great, and that got a good share of buzz during its development, but which seemed to get caught up in the wash of similar titles, such as Mechwarrior Online and Titanfall, and never really burst out like some thought it would. Indeed, if this article is correct, then the Meteor crew might have bought into their own hype a bit too much:

Meteor overestimated how popular the game would become, they had even commented that they didn’t need to do any marketing for the game because gamers and the community would sell it to new players. How wrong they were.

So what do you think of the new direction for Hawken?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Randyblythe on March 17, 2015

    “The community would do the marketing”

    For an -extremely- niche market of mech combat?

    I really don’t think there are a lot of people out there that are mech lovers, if it were a fantasy game I’d understand a bit more, but MECHS? I played it a little bit, it was alright, but mechs in general turn me off because fantasy is a much better setting, and will NEVER be overdone, because fantasy can go as far as your imagination can go, which is pretty much infinite, while mechs are a linear concept.

    • Murdersbane on March 26, 2015

      Mechs are awesome lol and if Ncsoft would release their new mech game that makes titanfall look like it was made by indie devs then mechs would be a HUGE hit…. and tbh im getting sick and tired of fantasy games because it IS OVERDONE.. 99/100 mmos launched are fantasy and most are all the same…

  2. Hopeful on March 16, 2015

    Glad to see Hawken has been picked back up. Great game that I was sad to see let go. Going to re download now in the hopes that this goes well

  3. coma on March 16, 2015

    Hawken is dead because of very bad movement system, i mean strafing, its for addicts only, not going beck with same system.

    • Deyirn on March 17, 2015

      Dude, just face it, you are retarded.

  4. random on March 16, 2015

    This was a fun game honestly and I hope that they can breath some new life into it.

  5. SethSamson on March 16, 2015

    Yep … there was lacking of marketing from metero . no commecial no overall promo etc etc

  6. ReDxXx on March 15, 2015

    I got love for reloaded for reviving (and kinda f***ing up) APB, but you guys are kinda wasting your time.

    • kestas24 on March 16, 2015

      They did not revive APB they brought it back but its unplayable if your not paying real cash cause there 0 balance and as small as the difference in weapons are its there and in straight mach means your going to die 9 times out of 10. So I expect that they greed will be the last nail in Hawkens coffin.

      • ninetenduh on March 16, 2015

        Unplayable when you dont pay money ? you sir just won the award for being just as dumb as anyother scrub that tried to play the game. You get one of the Best weapons in the game from the start. The player makes the guns Strong, nothing else. Glad you left the game. Less idiots to deal with than. and it’s not Reloaded being greedy here it is GamersFirst.

        • Murdersbane on March 26, 2015

          1st of you have NEVER played APB:r your comment made this VERY CLEAR.

          2nd off RELOADED IS GAMERSFIRST.

          3rd off hackers and YES the pay to win weps ruined the game there are weps u can buy that basically 1 hit anyone… so stop trying to defend them fanboy… ohh and 20$+ for a car is insane as are you.

  7. kestas24 on March 15, 2015

    Game is Dead RIP

  8. todoran on March 15, 2015

    lets the game dye …. they are gona make baners in ga,e whit “buy premium” like for fallen earth.