Reloaded Games announced today that they will be shutting down the steam servers for Hawken and pulling of the game from steam soon.
Hawken is a free-to-play game which was announced back in 2011 and the developers raised a lot of funding for the completion of the project. In February 2014, Hawken was made available on Steam as an Early Access title. But soon after the game's launch on steam, the developers behind Hawken went under and later the rights were bought by Reloaded Games, the publishers behind another Free-to-Play game, APB Reloaded.
And today, Reloaded Games announced in a post on facebook that they are shutting down the Steam PC Servers for Hawken so to refocus their developmental efforts. The game will also be removed from steam on 2nd January 2018. All the DLCs and purchasable items for the game will be unavailable starting today.
After 3 great years, we are shutting down the PC Steam servers to refocus our development efforts. The PC game will officially be removed on January 2, 2018, and all DLC and purchasable content will also be unavailable starting today.
Despite the servers going off on PC, the game is still available on PS4 and Xbox One. But it seems it's only a matter of time before they pull the plugs from both the consoles as the player count on the PC version of the game didn't seem to be doing well before the announcement. As of last month, there were only about 86% average concurrent players and 174 peak players on the PC version of the game.