Surprise new footage of Homeworld: Shipbreakers, the game formerly known as Hardware and acting as a successor to the Homeworld franchise, has been released as part of the Unity Unite 2015 game developers' conference.
Hardware: Shipbreakers was announced back in 2011, but it didn't hit most gamers' radar until 2013 when Gearbox Software announced that it would use it as a continuation of the much-loved Homeworld franchise
after acquiring the IP rights at THQ's bankruptcy sale. Giving developer Blackbird Interactive rights to the licence, Hardware: Shipbreakers became Homeworld: Shipbreakers - but since then, both companies have been silent on the in-development title.
That is, until now. A video published this week from Unite 2015 Boston, the conference for the Unity game engine, has offered a glimpse of in-game footage for the title. Acting as a teaser trailer of sorts, the Unity-driven game wears its Homeworld badge with pride - albeit focusing on land-based, rather than space-based, real-time combat. The presentation also, somewhat confusingly, marks the game as a 'prequel sequel
to Homeworld 2, without adding firm details as to its position in the mythology of the franchise.
The video, which concentrates mainly on the developers' use of the Unity engine and software development kit to create impressive vehicle-based visuals, is reproduced below.