Blackbird Interactive & Focus Entertainment have announced that Hardspace: Shipbreaker is set to exit early access and launch next month.
The game, originally revealed in 2020, puts you in the space boots of a titular shipbreaker. Your job is to explore and scavenge valuable materials and whatever else you can find in decommissioned spaceships. By doing so, you’ll be able to sell some of what you find, but also use it to upgrade your tools and equipment, allowing you to take on more lucrative contracts.
You have four different types of tools to use, including a cutter, laser, grappling hook tool, and demo charges. You will also need to keep these tools in good condition and well maintained. Ships range in size from tiny mackerels that transport people between stations, to huge industrial ships known as Javelins. Each is procedurally generated, so you should rarely find yourself exploring the same ship twice.
There’s also a full 30-hour campaign, where you’ll meet fellow shipbreakers and face off against the interplanetary megacorporation Lynx. You’ll work to become a Shipbreaker master, keeping an eye out for many space hazards, including rogue AI. You can check out a trailer for the game for yourself below.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker leaves early access and launches in full on May 24 for PC on Steam and the Windows Store. It will also be available from day one via PC Game Pass (fka Xbox Game Pass for PC.) A console release is also planned for a later date, to be announced.