Live The Space Salvage Life With 'Hardspace: Shipbreaker'
Hardspace: Shipbreaker is kind of an odd name, but it’s wrapped around a totally cool concept – salvaging derelict ships in zero G, with all the inherent dangers to the job. Why would anyone do a job like that, where you can die from a million different things at any given time?
You’ve been blasted into space to carve up floating hulks because you owe money, and every time you die the resurrection costs get added to your debt so…be careful.
The concept of corporate debt forcing ordinary people to do miserable jobs has been done in countless movies and games…and real life…but Hardspace: Shipbreaker’s take on the mechanics of destruction make this look like a blast. There’s a reveal stream tomorrow on Twitch, and it’ll be at PAX East as well – but for most people you’re waiting until summer to get your hands on it when it hits Early Access.
Here’s the press release:
Focus Home Interactive & Blackbird Interactive Announce Hardspace: Shipbreaker
Unique sandbox space sim hits Steam Early Access this summer — find out more in tomorrow’s first developer livestream
PARIS — Feb. 19, 2020 — Focus Home Interactive and Blackbird Interactive, the studio behind Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and the upcoming Homeworld 3, have revealed Hardspace: Shipbreaker, a new sandbox space sim coming to Steam Early Access this summer. As a salvager armed with cutting-edge tech, you’ll carve up massive spaceships piece by piece in zero G for cold hard loot. Get your first look at the game’s creative demolition and true-to-life physics:
Early access will launch with a variety of exciting features to discover, including the first act of the story campaign, two classes of spaceship to salvage, and multiple upgradeable tools and perks. Throughout early access, the team plans on releasing new spaceship classes, missions, challenges, leaderboards, modding support and much more based on feedback from the community.
Focus Home Interactive and Blackbird Interactive will host a live Hardspace: Shipbreaker reveal stream on Twitch tomorrow, February 20, at 5 p.m. CET/11 a.m. ET. The game will also be showcased at PAX East, February 27 to March 1, at both Focus Home Interactive’s booth (#29017) and Blackbird Interactive’s booth (#28071).