Homeworld: Shipbreakers Summary
Did you know that there's a newgame in the works? I had absolutely no idea, which made it particularly surprising when land-based strategy prequel Homeworld: Shipbreakers popped up at the recently.
Be warned, much of the presentation consists of rather dry discussions of camera techniques and the like, but there is a trailer that demos the game's combat and setting. Remember those massive capital ships from the excellent Homeworld 2? Here you're scavenging parts needed to complete their construction, which means the focus is on atmospheric aircraft and tank combat rather than the series' trademark tank battles.
First footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection, releasing on PC February 25th with Steam Multiplayer Beta
It's just a little over a month away before a space-based real-time strategy shackles us to our desktops asannounces the Homeworld Remastered Collection is launching February 25th.
If you weren't salivating enough for Homeworld's return, then today also sees the very first footage from the HD overhaul from. It got all the latest visual tech and even re-recorded voice work.
While there's no live video of the upcoming Homeworld Remastered in action, developerdid at least have some screenshots during their PAX Australia panel.
Studio boss Randy Pitchford was leading the presentation and did say they've included most moden effects into the Remastered version, which they plan to release in February 2015.
With Gearbox Software money showering Homeworld: Shipbreakers, originally Hardware: Shipbreakers, the game is dropping free-to-play for a "proper commercial release."
This news comes directly from Randy Pitchford's
lips twitter feed. Blackbird Interactive are creating the game, but Gearbox stepped in and let them use the Homeworld IP.
Blackbird Interactive had been developing a spiritual, ground-based successor to Homeworld called Hardware: Shipbreakers. The developer has announced that it will be getting funding from Gearbox to turn the spiritual successor into an actual Homeworld game, retitled Homeworld: Shipbreakers.