Hardware: Shipbreakers has my undivided attention for three reasons: first of all it’s a new real-time strategy IP and we sorely need more of those; second it’s being put together by a bunch of people who made the original Homeworld; and third, the game’s setting on the planet of LM-27 is so reminiscent of the planet Arrakis in Dune, that it makes me want to jump around and squee.
To date, there’s been no actual screenshots or in-game footage released, but developer Blackbird Interactive has put out these incredible lore trailers made up of slightly animated concept art. It’s very reminiscent of the cut-scenes from Homeworld.
After the jump is the most recent trailer, which explains the history behind a colossal piece of vehicular hardware known as a Baserunner. It’s likely that the Baserunner will be one of the more utilised units you’ll use in the game.
If you want to learn more about Hardware: Shipbreakers, then head on over to the official website here. You can also sign up for the beta here, but there’s no guarantee you’ll get in unless you’re pre-ordering something they’re calling a “First Wave VIP Package”. The actual game, however, is a free-to-play title. Despite the alarm bells that sets off, I still really want to play this.