Hardware: Shipbreakers Scores Homeworld IP, Dev Help From Gearbox

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor September 2, 2013
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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.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (14)

Ero-Shinigami 8 years ago
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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dagudman 8 years ago
I want to sign up for the beta or something. Can't wait.

Adrian87 8 years ago
Looks nice. I will have to give it a try.

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