Homeworld: Shipbreakers announced, turns spiritual successor into official sequel

Homeworld "spiritual successor" is now becoming an official sequel thanks to Gearbox.

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Given how much Gearbox wanted the Homeworld IP, it should be unsurprising that the studio would want to create a new game in the series. In addition to the HD remakes of the first two games, Gearbox will be making a new game called Homeworld: Shipbreakers, developed in conjunction with Blackbird Interactive.

If the name sounds familiar, that's because the game was formally known as Hardware: Shipbreakers, a spiritual successor to Homeworld made by many of the original's former developers. For fans, perhaps there can be no better news: the franchise has been reunited with its creators, and a new game that can officially don the Homeworld name is coming.

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    September 2, 2013 4:50 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Homeworld: Shipbreakers announced, turns spiritual successor into official sequel.

    Homeworld "spiritual successor" is now becoming an official sequel thanks to Gearbox.

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      September 2, 2013 4:59 PM

      Prequel, technically, if the rumblings are to be believed.

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        September 2, 2013 6:27 PM

        That's what it always looked like to me. Them discovering the Hyperspace Core in the Khar-Toba in the desert.
        Still that team might go on to make a sequel separate from the current game.

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          September 3, 2013 4:31 AM

          yeah if you read the pre-homeworld story it basically sounds like the different corps are set up to be just like the tribes in Homeworld, and its actually a little bit wonky because why would a spacefaring civilisation spend so much time scavenging one particular planet. But, with the tribes in place the premise makes perfect sense all of a sudden. I'm very excited :D

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      September 2, 2013 5:11 PM

      Good news all around.

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      September 2, 2013 6:21 PM

      RABBLE RABBLE GEARBOX KILLED MY DOG THIS GAME WILL BE WORSE THAN HITLER RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

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        September 2, 2013 6:39 PM

        Pssst... the original homeworld devs are working on it.

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      September 2, 2013 6:27 PM

      Gearbox is doing a good job keeping an "arm's length" transaction with the franchise so far.

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      September 2, 2013 6:31 PM

      As far as I know, Gearbox is not making the game Homeworld: Shipbreakers. They are also not developing it in conjunction with BI. They have lent the Homeworld brand name to BI, who have been working on their game for a while, and who are the people who created Homeworld. Gearbox is doing nothing other than lending the brand name.

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        September 2, 2013 6:32 PM

        The game has been in development under the name Hardware: Shipbreakers for a long time. Gearbox gets no credit for development, whatsoever: http://blackbirdinteractive.com/

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          September 2, 2013 6:33 PM

          they add capital. that's worth crediting if you ask me

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            September 2, 2013 6:46 PM

            Crediting as funding, not as developing making. I'm not developing or making Broken Age or Banner Saga, and many others, yet I added capital to them all.

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        September 2, 2013 6:33 PM

        They are also giving them money, which presumably means they will have some sort of control over how that money is used.

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      September 2, 2013 6:56 PM

      waiting on gog homeworld so i can finally play them.

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      September 3, 2013 1:32 AM

      Given they have funding now i hope they drop the FTP idea and just make a proper game.

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      September 3, 2013 5:12 AM

      What little I know of Shipbreakers seemed like a ground warfare based RTS and procedurally generated maps for scavenging/research. I wonder if this means the scope is going to grow. I hope it doesn't dilute their original idea; I was really looking forward to it.

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      September 3, 2013 5:37 AM

      Yaaaaaaaay!

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      September 3, 2013 8:20 AM

      I came here to complain then I realized what the game was, it was that neat little rts. So yeah, if they want to turn that into homeworld, fine by me.

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      September 3, 2013 10:44 AM

      So is it still going to be pay to win play?