The Zero-G sandbox game Hardspace: Shipbreaker is soon leaving Early Access.
A new announcement has revealed that the unique FPS will get its full official launch on May 24th, 2022 – two years after it first became available on Steam Early Access.
“Dust off your mag gloves and load up your jigsaw, we’ve got great news!” reads the ad. “The date for the Hardspace: Shipbreaker Update 1.0 and its full Early Access release is set. Your first shift in the full version will start on May 24, 2022.”
Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a unique twist on the FPS genre as you are given state-of-the-art salvage technology and tasked with dismantling derelict starships to salvage valuable materials – all in the name of paying off a billion loan debt to a Faceless Corporation.
When you play a space worker for Lync Corporation, there’s no escaping your debt as the company literally owns your DNA – and puts you back together after unfortunate work accidents to make sure you keep working.
Launch update 1.0 brings a number of additions and improvements:
- Campaign Act Three – The final act of the campaign brings the story to its exciting conclusion.
- Saving and Loading Ships – You can now save ongoing salvage work, so you don’t have to lose anything if you have to leave the game for a while.
- Improved Progression, Economy, and Upgrades – All of these improvements should help streamline the game’s progression to be more satisfying.
- Improved Performance and Stability – Fixed a number of bugs and performance issues, making the game run smoother.
- Steam achievements, trading cards, emoticons and backgrounds.
Also, progress resets on release day to ensure everyone officially starts the game on an equal footing.
Hardspace: Shipbreaker screenshots
“After nearly two years of an incredibly fun and successful Early Access run, we’re incredibly proud and excited that Hardspace: Shipbreaker is reaching full release,” the team stated. “As always, we owe our massive billions of dollars in debt to our Early Access community for supporting, helping to shape and improve the game. Shipbreaking may be a one-person job (as dangerous as that is), but it has taken you all to help us get to this point.”
Hardspace: Shipbreaker is available on Steam for PC, with PS4 and Xbox One versions reportedly coming at a later date.
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