Here’s Blackbird’s blurb congratulating Gearbox. Blackbird is also speaking with Gearbox and will meet them at E3!
BLACKBIRD INTERACTIVE FORMALLY CONGRATULATES GEARBOX SOFTWARE ON ACQUISITION OF HOMEWORLD IP
Key Former Relic Stakeholders and Veteran RTS Game Development Studio, Blackbird Interactive, Would Like to Congratulate Gearbox Software on their Acquisition of the Homeworld IP from THQ.
VANCOUVER, BC – 24th April, 2013 – Blackbird Interactive, a videogame developer specializing in sci-fi RTS gaming, today responded to news that Gearbox Software successfully acquired the Homeworld IP.
“Blackbird Interactive would like to show their support in stewardship of Gearbox in their future plans for the IP. As co-founders of Relic Entertainment, Homeworld is very dear to our hearts.”said Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive.
In celebration of the IP’s new home, Cunningham shared some new, rare items of unreleased Homeworld2 art from his personal archive.
“Homeworld gave us a great foundation in the industry and established Relic as a world class studio.” Cunningham continued. “We are excited for our friends and colleagues at Gearbox to show us and the world what lies in store in the next chapter of the Homeworld saga.”
About Blackbird Interactive
Blackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2007. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior EA staff and founders of Relic Entertainment.
In 2010 development started with an ambitious and original sci-fi game entitled HARDWARE, the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.
For more information, please visit www.blackbirdinteractive.com
Hardware is the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.
Survive amongst the derelict starships of planet LM-27. Earn your in-game currency retrieving cargo and technology from the space-wrecks littered across the landscape. Combat onslaughts from militant competitors, equally desperate for wealth. Survive the harsh storms and burning temperatures. Endure the poisonous and grinding dust that wears down man and machine alike. After that, fortune can be your reward. Or death in the sand can be your lonely fate.
For more information, please visit www.hardwarethegame.com
See the mentioned artwork here.