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« on: September 02, 2013, 11:26:37 PM »

surprised there isn't a thread on this one.  it's got some of the old Relic crew from Homeworld 1 and 2.  Trailer is very HW1-esque.  It was called Hardware previously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kqNp1fZ9xQ&noredirect=1
in any case, this is now an official Homeworld title, thanks to Gearbox. 

http://www.polygon.com/2013/9/1/4684456/gearbox-homeworld-ip-hardware-shipbreakers

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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.


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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 02:50:02 AM »

I don't quite understand why they would make that a Homeworld game.  From the footage they've shown it's all on-planet gameplay and Homeworld was all in space from what I remember. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 02:51:46 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 03, 2013, 02:50:02 AM

I don't quite understand why they would make that a Homeworld game.  From the footage they've shown it's all on-planet gameplay and Homeworld was all in space from what I remember. 

that's what I'm trying to understand as well.  unless the salvaging eventually gets you into space, and then you have to manage both ground and space situations.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 06:43:07 PM »

Unless it was a story continuation.  That crashed ship was very close in design the the Homeworld mothership.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 09:16:20 PM »

I thought it looked very homeworldish.  space craft flying around with the trails, and even the land units had similar movements. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 09:35:26 PM »

The influences of Homeworld are obviously there.

But I need to see a lot more before I get too excited.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 10:05:04 PM »

The original Homeworld manual described the planet Kharak as a mostly desert world fought over by the various clans of the Kushan.  After centuries of warfare, the Kushan are united by the discovery of a giant starship with advanced technology, the hyperspace core and a map to Hiigara, home.

I'd imagine this game would cover the last years of the clan warfare.  It might even include the discovery of the giant ship and the efforts at unification.  After all, even if history says they united, that doesn't mean that everyone agreed.  If a strong clan suddenly had access to more advanced technology and a new, powerful sense of purpose, they might well unite the warring factions, one way or another.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »

Quote from: Hrothgar on September 03, 2013, 10:05:04 PM

The original Homeworld manual described the planet Kharak as a mostly desert world fought over by the various clans of the Kushan.  After centuries of warfare, the Kushan are united by the discovery of a giant starship with advanced technology, the hyperspace core and a map to Hiigara, home.

I'd imagine this game would cover the last years of the clan warfare.  It might even include the discovery of the giant ship and the efforts at unification.  After all, even if history says they united, that doesn't mean that everyone agreed.  If a strong clan suddenly had access to more advanced technology and a new, powerful sense of purpose, they might well unite the warring factions, one way or another.

yeah, this could make for an interesting SP game.  they could end it with the launch of the mothership. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 07:07:45 PM »

Of course, they couldn't make any characters you could attach to, since we all know what happens after that.

I doubt it's Kushan, prior to this news they had some other previews about things like the Baserunner HQ vehicle.

It'll probably be set after Homeworld 2, and they could use it to build into a Homeworld 3. After all, you don't buy a license, put out the older games again, only to do nothing else. Especially not Gearbox.

This move makes up for dick move of screwing over Aliens buyers, well, only because I didn't buy it. I hope Sega actually gets their money back from Gearbox for that via litigation. But this move to restore Homeworld as a franchise at least shows that they're not just in for the bottom dollar.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 07:57:41 PM »

It's been stated that it will be a prequel.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 09:01:13 PM »

Well then they're probably changing a lot then.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 09:20:21 PM »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on September 04, 2013, 07:57:41 PM

It's been stated that it will be a prequel.

Awww I loved that story movie they played before Homeworld, down to the Adagio of the Strings!
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 09:30:07 PM »

I think George Lucas is writing the story now that he isn't with Lucasfilm anymore.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 09:56:06 PM »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on September 04, 2013, 09:30:07 PM

I think George Lucas is writing the story now that he isn't with Lucasfilm anymore.

Lucas?   And I'm out.
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 09:59:09 PM »

I'm 85% sure that it was a joke.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 10:03:18 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2013, 10:41:16 PM »

Well, they did get way too heavy with the religious and space magic overtones in Homeworld 2.

I want actual scifi, not Battlestar Galactica levels of space magic and writers trying to copy Lost's stupidity.
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013, 03:34:10 AM »

it would take some seriously bad acting on top of Lucas to get me to give up on this game. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 03:40:40 AM »

Of course, I was kidding.
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2013, 03:55:36 AM »

Quote from: Caine on September 06, 2013, 03:34:10 AM

it would take some seriously bad acting on top of Lucas to get me to give up on this game. 

I hear they hired Tara Reid to do all the female voicework.
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2013, 06:14:18 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 06, 2013, 03:55:36 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 06, 2013, 03:34:10 AM

it would take some seriously bad acting on top of Lucas to get me to give up on this game. 

I hear they hired Tara Reid to do all the female voicework.

Tara Reid?!  And I'm back out. 












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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2013, 12:21:49 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 06, 2013, 03:55:36 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 06, 2013, 03:34:10 AM

it would take some seriously bad acting on top of Lucas to get me to give up on this game. 

I hear they hired Tara Reid to do all the female voicework.

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2013, 04:36:31 AM »

I was curious about the mention of free 2 play on the dev site, but now I am no longer curious.
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2013, 08:19:29 AM »

This thread reminds me that I need to reinstall Homeworld 2 and finish it.  icon_wink  I have a buddy on the BBI team and I've vowed I won't make the mistake I did with HW2 and pass on a promised freebie copy, only to find it next to impossible to buy once I finally had an itch to play. I like that there's a few Relic Ent founders on the team - hopefully they can repeat the magic.
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