During its PAX panel today, Gearbox announced Homeworld: Shipbreakers, a new game being developed in cooperation with Blackbird Interactive. Blackbird was previously developing the game as a spiritual successor to Homeworld with the title Hardware: Shipbreakers, but Gearbox confirmed today that it will now be released as part of the franchise instead, and Gearbox will provide financial support to make sure the game can be completed and achieve Blackbird's vision.
Shipbreakers joins the previously-announced HD remakes of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 that are currently in development, as well as the "classic" versions Gearbox will be releasing.Gearbox acquired the rights to Homeworld from THQ in April. The HD remakes are expected to arrive in the first half of 2014.
wow in the end we are happy with the progress of the case of our game franchise ;-)p)
This is a much better link with information on how the Hardware>Homeworld: Shipbreakers deal came about: