Hardware: Shipbreakers Scores Homeworld IP, Dev Help From Gearbox

Who says you can’t go Home(world) again?

At the PAX Dev event last week, Blackbird Interactive struck a deal with Gearbox Software to officially rebrand Hardware: Shipbreakers as Homeworld: Shipbreakers. The uncommon sci-fi RTS is no longer just a “spiritual successor” to Homeworld but an actual successor.

“Hardware and Homeworld inevitably share much of the same DNA, and that’s a good thing,” said Blackbird CEO Rob Cunningham. “Homeworld was a fantastic game and we want to recapture that. But what we’re offering with Hardware is really a different kind of RTS experience that isn’t found in Homeworld or any other RTS.”

As part of the deal, Blackbird will also receive financial and production support from Gearbox to help finish the game. Gearbox acquired the Homeworld license as part of THQ’s bankruptcy sell-off back in May.

It will still probably be a while until Homeworld: Shipbreakers makes it onto your PC, but at least with help from a well-established company like Gearbox, it’s got some solid backing that should help keep it from sliding into vaporware territory, as ambitious indie games all too often do.



13 Comments

    1. Like I did your mom last night.

      1. You really get rejected from her? Ah that is sad. Not that big potentional but that low? You can do better kid.

    2. Like I did your mom last noon.

  1. I declare this post mounted.

  2. Just a recap:

    4 Comments

    azo
    September 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    MOUNTED

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    Yo mama
    September 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Like I did your mom last night.

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    Okofire
    September 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    You really get rejected from her? Ah that is sad. Not that big potentional but that low? You can do better kid.

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    yoo mother!
    September 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Like I did your mom last noon.

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    I declare this to be mounted
    September 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I declare this post mounted.

  3. Looks nice. I will have to give it a try.

    1. LISTEN TO MY NAME BUY GHOSTS

      1. Let me weight this for a moment.
        Should i buy CoD to listen to kids ragging, or should i play for free a nice RTS like Homeworld: Shipbreakers? Such a hard choice….
        I’m not much into FPS but even if i was, Battlefield would be a much better option than CoD.
        Want my advice? Firefall!! Now that’s a f*ing game!!

        Btw. Where all this trolls coming from? Someone send them back in their corner please.

        1. sit in the corners my child, adults are talking

          1. OMG! How did you know my secret?!? My life is ruined!!

            Take jayuzumi for example. He trolls in Battlefield and CoD with some soundboard using celebrity voices. Do you know what the difference is? In 70-80% of the videos CoD players are ragging like mad, while battlefield players laugh and make jokes about it.
            His channel started growing and since many people know him now they don’t rage as much anymore (knowing they will end up on youtube), but go to his early/mid videos and you will see what i am talking about.

  4. I want to sign up for the beta or something. Can’t wait.

  5. Its all cool and nice, homeworld 1 and 2 where amazing, but I really wish Relic was in this project, there are no RTSs like the ones they make…

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