Something that was F2P becoming a straightforward commercial release certainly isn't something you hear too often these days, but that's what's happening to Blackbird's game now that Gearbox - who loaned Blackbird the Homeworld IP - got involved. A tweet from Mr Pitchford revealed: "With our investment, Homeworld Shipbreakers can be a proper commercial release. No need for F2P."
So that's interesting. I was kind of interested to see how they'd handle the free part, personally. But this is probably for the best.