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Hardspace: Shipbreaker exits Early Access and releases on PC May 24!

Early Access phase concludes in late May.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

April 14, 2022

Blackbird Interactive and Focus Entertainment’s acclaimed zero-g, sandbox, spaceship-salvaging game Hardspace: Shipbreaker is blasting out of Early Access on May 24, and is on the way to consoles! After nearly two years of regular content additions, the 1.0 version is soon releasing on Steam, as well as on Windows Store and PC Game Pass. Check out the official Release Date Reveal Trailer and new screenshots as you prepare to roll up your sleeves and get to work in the dangerous (but profitable) world of deep-space salvage, where your strategy is only as good as your execution.
 

Your first shift in space is about to begin!

After nearly two years of Early Access, get ready to explore the world of a blue-collar worker salvaging the dangerous husks of decommissioned spaceships. You’ll be cutting, destroying and pulling apart ships while contending with true-to-life zero-g physics, all in a thrilling campaign where your employer –the LYNX Megacorporation– may not be your friend, and your coworkers may be the only people you can trust.

Upgrade your tools, take on more-and-more valuable ships and recover hazardous materials to pay back your astronomical debt to the Lynx company - without blowing yourself up in the process.

 
With several classes of ships, from small transports to large freighters, each with procedural elements, every vessel is a unique and open-ended challenge. Use your creativity to tame an environment that is richly-detailed, reactive and merciless. Or, take a break from the day-to-day work of a Shipbreaker and flex your skills in competitive challenges against other players in the R.A.C.E. game mode leaderboards. If you want to simply relax, hone your technique or just enjoy the calming, meditative nature of high-stakes salvage, play on any ship with no limits in the Freeplay game mode.
 
Hardspace: Shipbreaker at PAX EAST 2022!
Want to get your hands on the game before launch? Hardspace: Shipbreaker will be present and playable at PAX EAST 2022, where it was first unveiled and played by the public two years ago! Come visit the Focus Entertainment booth #12043 and discover the latest enhancements to the Freeplay game mode.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker leaves Early Access on May 24 on Steam and will be available on the Windows Store and included in PC Game Pass on the same day. Console releases are planned at a later date.
 
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About Hardspace: Shipbreaker


Welcome to LYNX, the solar system’s leader in spaceship salvaging!

We offer you the privilege of helping turn humanity’s past into its future by salvaging ships in zero-g. Each one is a puzzle, and how you solve it is up to you! Carve your way in, salvage everything, and maximize your profit.

Our cutting-edge LYNX tech helps you do the job. Slice metal with the laser cutter and use the grapple tool to move salvage with ease. Earn upgrades, such as demo charges, sensors, and safety gear.

Careful where you point those tools! Hazards include explosive decompression, fuel, electricity, and radiation. Your life is protected by our EverWork™ technology, but our profits aren’t.
Your LYNX adventure starts now! Account balance owing is:
1,252,594,441.92 Credits
Start paying that debt! Good luck, shipbreaker!

Experience daily life as a blue-collar spaceship salvager

Cut and destroy at will in a next-gen physics sim

Salvage through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges

Explore a variety of ship types with unlimited variations

Upgrade tools and gear to take on bigger and harder ships

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