Welcome to Player Attack!

Homeworld: Shipbreakers no longer F2P

Homeworld: Shipbreakers is officially no longer going to be free-to-play, as Gearbox Software announces the brand new title in the Homeworld franchise can be a "proper, commerical release" thanks to the studio's investment.

The saga for this one actually starts nearly 15 years ago, when Relic Entertainment first developed the original Homeworld. Since then, the studio has dissolved, but a bunch of the team has stuck together and formed Blackbird Interactive. It's that new studio made up of veteran developers who were working on a "spiritual successor" to the famous RTS - a little game they called Hardware: Shipbreakers.

Earlier this year, Gearbox Software acquired the Homeworld license at an auction, and announced it would be working on shiny remake Homeworld HD. Last week, it confirmed it would be doing something else with the license - sharing it with the folks at Blackbird.

Hardware: Shipbreakers became Homeworld: Shipbreakers, and the "spiritual successor" stepped up to become a fully-blown entry in the franchise - complete with a "proper" price tag, thanks to Gearbox.

Why not check out our latest vidcast!
Player Attack TV: March 20 2015, SE3 EP07 or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Delicious
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Myspace
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • N4G

  • Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook

Get The Latest Episode News
Email Address

One Response to “Homeworld: Shipbreakers no longer F2P”

Leave a Comment

Article Details

Author Bio:

I like video games and music and cups of tea and noodles and beagles and colour-cycling LEDs.
Like me on Facebook?

Popular Articles

Subscribe to our Youtube channel and get all the latest TV episodes.