RTS fans, relax: The Homeworld license is in safe hands. We’re not (just) talking about Gearbox, who has already promised us Homeworld HD – but instead, Blackbird Interactive, and the revelation that the game is back in the hands of the team who created it.
…but that’s not all the studio is doing with the game. It’s also “lending” the rights to Homeworld to new studio, Blackbird Interactive – fronted by Rob Cunningham, one of the original developers at Relic Entertainment, who created the Homeworld games back in 1999.
The news was revealed at a Gearbox panel at PAX Prime, where Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford announced a multi-million dollar investment in Blackbird to continue work on the game formerly known as Hardware: Shipbreakers. It’s now, officially Homeworld: Shipbreakers – the spiritual successor now a true part of the story.