The Free-to-Play niche of the gaming market has quite a few quality titles that make up some of the staple genres like MMORPG and FPS, but there is a noticeable void when it comes to real time strategies. Sure we’ve got EA’s upcoming Command and Conquer and the now in limbo End of Nations, but not a whole lot of RTS have really stood out in recent months, until now.

Hardware: Shipbreakers is a new sci-fi RTS from Blackbird Interactive whose core team is comprised of the original creators behind the hugely successful RTS series, Homeworld. While Homeworld was set in space, Harware seems firmly planted on the planets below. The new trailer does a good job of setting the mood for the RTS, whose style has obviously taken cues from the dev’s past work.

The RTS is apparently taking a different approach to the genre, with players focused on survival instead of conquest. This is after all, an RTS about collecting loot from giant spaceship wrecks. I’d imagine players will be tasked with salvaging goods from the wrecks while defending against rival groups keen on scooping up the ship’s contents for themselves.

Closed beta is said to be incoming soon.

17 Readers Commented

Join discussion
  1. Name Required? on June 3, 2013

    graphics seem pretty poor so far.
    tho, it looks a bit like supreme commander. if so, i will try it out =P

  2. therightstufftopickup on May 30, 2013

    I thought I was watching another CGI trailer and then the UI’s came up and then I was like OOOOOOOOOOOOH! lol the whole video is in-game footage XD. It looks neat.

  3. Technoman on May 30, 2013

    I was excited for this until I saw free-to-play……

    • Gamer X on May 30, 2013

      why are you even here ?

    • Nawn on May 30, 2013

      This is a website about free-to-play games. You don’t even go here. [movie reference.]

  4. dagudman on May 30, 2013

    I am actually excited about an RTS… what is wrong with me?

  5. Aladeen on May 30, 2013

    Gotta love CGI tralers… means the game gonna be terrible.

    • spunkify Author on May 30, 2013

      It’s not CGI, that is all ingame 🙂

  6. Cacalips on May 30, 2013

    Underwear: Shitbreaker

  7. TheNighKnight on May 30, 2013

    Command and conquer?????

  8. Cyberpunk on May 30, 2013

    didnt see much gameplay but iam excited for this 🙂

  9. Dizzyjay on May 29, 2013

    I really liked homeworld and homeworld 2, but this is kinda disappointing I was hoping this to be a space RTS, not another ground RTS. Kind of a slap in the fan databases face.

    I think if they made this into a space RTS it would of really set it apart from all the other RTS we have these days.

  10. Gamer X on May 29, 2013

    looks kinda good but we still didn’t see much …

  11. SkyBoom on May 29, 2013

    FOUNTED!!! (first and mouted [whatever the helll mounted means])

    • Gamer X on May 29, 2013

      not this time 😉

    • M-16 on May 29, 2013

      If you don’t know what mounted mean, then why the hell did you mount?

  12. Gamer X on May 29, 2013

    well lets read 🙂

HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?