Earlier this month, we got our first look at gameplay from the new Homeworld game, called Shipbreakers. Originally created in 1999 by Sierra and Relic Entertainment (the publisher and developer respectively), the original Homeworld game – the first fully 3D real time strategy game – was followed up by two sequels: Cataclysm and Homeworld 2 in 2003 and 2004 respectively. After that, the series went dark…until this year when Gearbox – who now owns the rights to the series – released remakes of the original Homeworld and Homeworld 2.
Shipbreakers is the first new game in the series since 2004 and it’s slated to be a prequel to the Homeworld Saga. The game is being developed by Blackbird Interactive, which includes members of the teams that worked on the original Homeworld games. The game synopsis reads: “From the original creators of the Homeworld franchise, Shipbreakers offers the epic prequel to the Homeworld saga, exploring the expedition on the desert planet of Kharak that started it all. Shipbreakers offers engaging strategic gameplay, allowing players to command forces both on the ground and in the air.”
Besides that, not much else is known about the game other than the fact that it will remain an RTS game and will receive a PC release, though no release date has been announced.