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If you’ve ever thought about a career in deep-space salvage, you may want to check out Hardspace: Shipbreaker. Blackbird Interactive and Focus Entertainment have announced that the space-sim game will be coming to Steam, Windows Store, and PC Game Pass on May 24. It has been in Early Access on Steam for almost two years. It has a very positive rating from nearly 10,000 players. Try to survive the dangers of dismantling ships for raw materials and work toward repaying a debt to LYNX Corp. Compete with others online on the leaderboards or explore and develop skills in Freeplay mode. Hardspace: Shipbreaker will launch on consoles at a later date.

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Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve & slice spaceships to recover valuable materials. Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts and pay your billion credits debt to LYNX Corp!

Press Release

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.

Sources: GamesPress, Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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