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Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker
Hardspace: Shipbreaker cover
Blackbird Interactive
Focus Entertainment
Unity 2020[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2022
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Simulation
Themes Sci-fi, Space
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Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a singleplayer first-person simulation game.

The game was released in early access on June 16, 2020. The full release followed on May 24, 2022.

General information

Official Discord server Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions



Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Method 1: Launch the game with -no-splash command line argument
Method 2: Edit <path-to-game>\config.ini, changing the line SkipSplashScreen=false to SkipSplashScreen=true[2]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 2]
Microsoft Store <path-to-game>\content\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1161580/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Blackbird Interactive\Hardspace_ Shipbreaker\Saves
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\FocusHomeInteractiveSA.HardspaceShipbreaker-PCVers_4hny5m903y3g0\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1161580/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports 16:9 widescreen; Update 0.1.2 added UI scaling support for 21:9 resolutions also
No apparent option
Update 0.1.2 added UI scaling support for 21:9 resolutions
4K Ultra HD
Update 0.1.2 added UI scaling support for resolutions higher than 1080p, including 4K
Field of view (FOV)
No in-game FOV slider. See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Listed as "Maximised Windowed" in Video Settings
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No in-game graphics option
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Option available in Video Settings
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game appears to have an unlimited framerate cap. Framerates can exceed 400 in the menus, although in-game framerates are much lower
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Field of view (FOV)

Hardspace:Shipbreaker FOV mod by makotech222

Download and install the FOV mod (NexusMods) to adjust FOV and optionally toggle helmet overlay.

Steam Linux/Proton needs this launch option: WINEDLLOVERRIDES="winhttp.dll=n,b" %command%


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Menu slider between "0.0" and "3600.0"
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Also supports x-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Game recommends that it is played with a controller
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Menu slider between "0.0" and "2.0"
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for Master, SFX, Music, Speech and Cinematic volume
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600K
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 390
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: Unity 2020.3.35.1631451[1]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1161580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1161580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.