Since PlayStation 3 was originally unveiled at E3 2005, we've been lead to believe that Sony's been leading a crusade to resurrect Warhawk on the platform. We even played around with the tweaked air and ground combat sequences at the Tokyo Game Show last fall, though we've heard nothing about the game since.

Apparently, that's about to change; our own Sam Kennedy's off to Salt Lake City to check out the game's progress, and it may be headed in a whole new direction: a multiplayer-only downloadable available via the PlayStation Network:

"What I do know is that some interesting cuts choices have indeed been made in terms of its scope, and I'm curious to see how they'll go over with people (myself included). What Warhawk has apparently evolved into is a multiplayer-only title featuring ground and air combat that'll be downloadable from PSN.

It's interesting, because I know a lot of people's perception of the game will change once they hear it's downloadable over PSN as opposed to being a full retail game. It shouldn't. I believe this could actually become a great demonstration of what Sony has in store for us with downloadable games."
We'll know for sure in a few days. (Or when the NDA expires -- think GDC.)

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