OverviewBlackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company was founded in 2010. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior Electronic Arts staff and founders of Relic Entertainment.
In 2010 development started with an ambitious sci-fi game entitled HARDWARE. Inspired by Homeworld, a franchise developed by some of BBI's founders, it was originally planned as a free-to-play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game. After Gearbox Software bought the Homeworld IP in 2013, a deal was signed at PAX between Gearbox and BBI to turn HARDWARE into the next game in the Homeworld franchise and that became Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, released in January 2016.
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