All Starhawk map packs will be free

"You won’t have to pay a friggin’ dime," says Lightbox boss.

May 8, 2012 / 03:31 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Keep your $10s and $20s. Starhawk, Lightbox Interactive’s space-battle multiplayer shooter out today for PlayStation 3, won’t charge a penny for any of its upcoming map packs.

“We are incredibly excited to announce that all map packs for Starhawk will be free,” said Lightbox boss Dylan Jobe on the PlayStation Blog. “Yeah, you read that right… FREE.

“Whenever we release a map pack you won’t have to pay a friggin’ dime! And we’ve already started the early stages of our next map pack for you guys. Check out these very early sketches from the new planet of Cypress! A lush, swampy world that’s home to an abandoned research facility that many years ago was responsible for researching the mysteries of Rift Energy.”

According to Jobe, maps will be released free because the team “really didn’t like how in Warhawk when we released a new map pack, it forced these divisions on our players. And after we released three expansions, our player community was pretty fractured.”

Starhawk is available now. If you’re having a hard-time deciding whether or not to bite, check out the launch trailer below.

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  • Azurex21

    This, Capcom. THIS is how you do post-game DLC.

    • KingOptimus111

      Damn Right

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Meanwhile people worship xbox live and MS practices because?

  • vertical09

    THIS IS MY KIND OF DLC.
    DLC made the right way ^^

  • RedWolfe

    Between this and Tekken, hopefully this is the beginning of a new trend.

    “Hey we won’t be like those other guys and charge you for DLC. We’ll give it to you for FREE!!!”

    Wishful thinking…

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    So,this is amazing.

  • rockman29

    Game bought, thanks Lightbox.

  • DjangoRaijin

    Why are these guys so fucking amazing. It doesnt get much better than this.

  • http://daxgamer.com/ TheIconGuy

    This is a great way to avoid the fragmentation issue Warhawk had while still putting out new maps.