Hawken’s closed beta is finally wrapping up and while gamers will feel the cold sting of sorrow as they wait for the release of the game on 12/12/12, great news has hit recently of publishing company Meteor Entertainment having raised $18 million in the second round of funding.
The new investors from Rustic Canyon Ventures and KongZhong, a Chinese company planning on publishing the game in China, will give gamers a larger pool of players to compete with.
Having totaled $28.5 million in funds the money will go towards ensuring Hawken and other games tied into the publishing company will create a $1 billion dollar free-to-play gaming company.
But time will tell how gamers handle the Call of Duty style mech game and the community’s response to the monetization of the game going forward.
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