Adhesive Games' mech-based shooter Hawken recently hit Steam Early Access a few weeks ago. However, it did so somewhat at the expense of its free-to-play status, since new players needed to purchase a bundle to participate. This is no longer the case and the game is now completely free-to-play once again.
Meteor Entertainment community manager Micah Monfrini had previously stated that requiring a purchase was the best way to control the game's server load. He has since posted on the Hawken website that Steam users can now play Hawken for free directly from the game's Steam page. Bundles will still be available for purchase, with the exception of the Nemesis Bundle, which will no longer be listed after today.
The full version of Hawken is expected to release later this year.