Zero-G sandbox game Hardspace: Shipbreaker is about to head out of early access.
A new announcement has revealed that the unique FPS is getting its full official launch on May 24, 2022 – two years after it first became available on Steam Early Access.
“Dust off your mag-gloves and charge your split-saw, we’ve got some great news!” reads the announcement. “The date for Hardspace: Shipbreaker’s 1.0 Update, and its full release from Early Access, is set. Your first shift in the full version will begin on May 24, 2022.”
Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a unique spin on the FPS genre as you’re given cutting-edge salvaging tech and tasked with carving up derelict spaceships to recover valuable materials – and it’s all in the name of paying off a billion-credit debt to a faceless corporation.
Playing a blue-collar space worker for the Lync Corporation, there’s no escaping your debt as the company literally owns your DNA – re-assembling you after any unfortunate workplace accidents to ensure you carry on working.
The 1.0 launch update brings with it a number of additions and improvements:
- Campaign Act Three – The campaign’s final act brings the story to its thrilling conclusion.
- Save and Load Ships – You can now save salvage that’s in progress, so there’s no need to lose out if you need to step away from the game for a bit.
- Improved Progression, Economy & Upgrades – All these improvements should help tweak the game’s progression to be more satisfying.
- Improved Performance & Stability – A number of bugs and performance issues have been solved, allowing the game to run more smoothly.
- Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Emoticons, and Backgrounds.
Additionally, progress will be reset on launch day to ensure everyone officially starts the game on equal footing.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker Screenshots
“After nearly two years in an incredibly fun and successful Early Access run, we’re unbelievably proud and excited for Hardspace: Shipbreaker to reach Full Release,” the team explained. “As always, we owe a massive billion-credit debt to our Early Access community for supporting the game and helping shape and improve it. Shipbreaking may be a one-person job (as dangerous as that may be), but it took all of you to help us get to this point.”
Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available on Steam for PC, with PS4 and Xbox One versions reportedly to be made available at a later date.
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