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[Ars] Gearbox turns Homeworld’s spiritual successor into an actual successor

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Originally Posted by Kyle Orland 
Blackbird, which itself made an effort to bid on the Homeworld IP in the THQ auction, had been working on a free-to-play spiritual successor to the franchise called Hardware: Shipbreakers. That game will now be known as Homeworld: Shipbreakers and will feature familiar locales and units from the original game.

Gearbox will provide funding and development support for the formerly unofficial effort, according to a Polygon interview with the principals involved. "Gearbox is not in the best spot to make a sci-fi RTS successor," CEO Randy Pitchford told the site. "We've become expert at production and that's where we can help. I mean, we shipped Duke Nukem Forever—we didn't build it, but we made sure it came out. And that's a ******* miracle."

Gearbox turns Homeworld’s spiritual successor into an actual successor


So it's now an official sequel.

http://blackbirdinteractive.com/contact/beta/

Edit: Added a beta signup link.
Edited by Zen00 - 9/3/13 at 10:32am
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Aw, man. I was really looking forward to Alien: Colonial Marines 2. What a shame.
    
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I also heard that they are gonna redo Homeworld 1 and 2 on an updated graphics engine. I'd all the monies for that to happen. SUCH A GOOD SERIES.
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Excited to hear this. Loved Homeworld 1, never got into the second. Anyone every play Hardware: Shipbreakers?? Was it anygood??
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ugh. "Free to play". I really wanted a proper Homeworld 3. So few free to play games suck in the way they nickle and dime you for every little thing. It gets real annoying real fast.
    
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2 words...colonial marines
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Gearbox died with colonial marines.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kpriess View Post

Gearbox died with colonial marines.
They died with Duke.
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Excited to hear this. Loved Homeworld 1, never got into the second. Anyone every play Hardware: Shipbreakers?? Was it anygood??
its not even in beta yet dude, but i want to try it out, website has closed beta signup biggrin.gif
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I cannot wait till this and the Homeworld remakes are out. biggrin.gif
    
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