Gearbox lends Homeworld IP to spiritual successor

Oh, wow.

Hardware: Shipbreakers, the spiritual successor to the Homeworld franchise being developed by founding members of Relic Entertainment, is now, thanks to Gearbox Software, officially a Homeworld game.

The game will now be titled Homeworld: Shipbreakers as part of a deal signed by Gearbox and developer Blackbird Interactive at PAX. What’s more, Gearbox Software will help Blackbird complete the game with the help of financial and production resources, CEO Randy Pitchford told Polygon today.

I got into Eve largely on the back of games like Homeworld, and I suspect there has been a lot of cross-pollenisation between the games.

While I expect Gearbox to screw up the actual in-space Homeworld games, I have higher hopes that Shipbreakers will deliver on its promises.

(I still expect Planetary Annihilation to be a better game, though, because the developers seem very competent at their jobs)


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