After getting our hands on HAWX at the New York Comic-Con we knew we had to dig deeper into this 4 player co-op title. Thankfully the game's community manager Adrian Avram came to the rescue and answered our questions concerning the game's cooperative mode.
Co-Optimus: Was the game designed with co-op in mind from the beginning?
Adrian: Yes, absolutely. The game’s mandate from the start was to offer seamless, fun coop throughout the entire campaign.
Co-Optimus: Can you play co-op through the whole single-player campaign or is it just relegated to choosing a mission? Basically, do all players get to see cutscenes and the story in co-op mode?
Adrian: You can play co-op through the whole single-player campaign, all the players being able to see the cutscenes and the story in the same way that they would see them in singleplayer.
Co-Optimus: When playing in co-op do all players get the progress saved or only the host?
Adrian: Everything the players get unlocked in the campaign progress, achievements/trophies, challenges, unlockable items is saved for them, regardless if they are host or client.
Co-Optimus: Does the HUD show you the co-op players so you don't run into them?
Adrian: Yes, your teammates are clearly shown on the HUD.
Co-Optimus: Is friendly fire enabled and can it be disabled?
Adrian: HAWX does not have any friendly fire option, so you will not be able to shoot down your own teammates.