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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
May 7, 2021
Blackbird Interactive and Focus Home Interactive’s acclaimed space sandbox salvaging game, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, has launched its newest Early Access update, the “Salvage Your Future” update. Building on almost a year of Early Access updates, including new ships, a new salvaging tool, a new game mode and integrated community feedback, this update brings the most substantial changes to the game’s campaign yet! Discover the update, featuring a complete revamp of the story and progression. Grab the game today at 30% off on Steam.

Experience a revamped campaign and meet a brand new cast of characters

You might be alone in space, but that doesn’t mean you have to be lonely! A whole new cast of characters has been introduced to Hardspace: Shipbreaker’s campaign. While living out the trials and tribulations of a spaceship salvager, you’ll meet and interact with fellow shipbreakers and other LYNX employees from all walks of life. 

As part of the tutorial and Act 1 revamp, you’ll also enjoy a whole new way to learn the ropes, before climbing through 30 Certification ranks! A host of additions and changes also arrive as part of the Salvage Your Future update, including a redesigned HUD, new stickers to personalize your tools, quality-of-life improvements and more.
Join LYNX’s ranks with a special 30% discount!

Today’s huge update expands the endlessly replayable Hardspace: Shipbreaker experience even further. Since launch, the game has been packed with new content including new ships, a new tool, the customizable “Open Shift” difficulty, customization options, components and many changes based on the ever-growing community’s feedback. For a limited time starting today, you can pick up Hardspace: Shipbreaker at 30% off - there’s never been a better time to dive in.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available now on Steam Early Access. In celebration of today’s Salvage Your Future update, the game is currently 30% off on Steam for a limited time. The GAME + OST Bundle is also available for purchase on Steam, with an additional special discount. Console releases are planned at a later date.

For more information, please contact :
UK: [email protected]
Rest of the world: [email protected]

About Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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Welcome to LYNX, the galaxy’s leading ship-salvaging corporation!

Across your career, you’ll have the privilege of paying your debt to us by purchasing salvaging rights to increasingly large and valuable ships. Cut them open and extract as much value as possible!
You are equipped with the latest in LYNX tech. Slice through material at any angle with your cutter. Carve entry points, cut off profitable materials or slice scrap metal into a million pieces as you ponder a lonely existence… the possibilities are endless! Be cautious – dying is extremely unprofitable.
We strongly advise upgrading your tools, helmet and suit to take on more lucrative contracts - all you need to worry about is how you’ll pay for it!

As of today, your debt amounts to: 999,999,999 Credits
Good luck on the job, cutter!

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available in Early Access on Steam. PS4 and Xbox One versions will be released at a later date.
  • Experience daily life as a blue-collar spaceship salvager, working to pay off your debt
  • Cut and destroy at will within a next-generation physics simulation
  • Upgrade tools and unlock new perks to take on harder contracts
  • Join the community within an ever-evolving galaxy as new ships, campaign acts, mod support and more arrive throughout Early Access.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (A Plague Tale: Innocence, Vampyr, Farming Simulator, Call of Cthulhu, Insurgency: Sandstorm, GreedFall, The Surge 2, SnowRunner, Shady Part of Me, Curse of the Dead Gods...) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Evil West, Necromunda: Hired Gun, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground as well as future updates of Hardspace: Shipbreaker.
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About Blackbird Interactive
Blackbird Interactive is an independent Vancouver-based studio formed of game development veterans, with multiple titles in development. In 2016 Blackbird released the critically acclaimed RTS Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, which Gamespot called “a real-time strategy masterpiece”. In 2018 the company released the free educational Mars base simulation Project Eagle, in association with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They are currently hard at work on the recently announced Homeworld 3, as well as a number of other titles. Blackbird's new project in partnership with Focus Home Interactive is the product of a dedicated and passionate team who have been working hard to create an innovative game based on a brand new IP.
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©2020 Hardspace: Shipbreaker, a game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive