Homeworld 3 announced with first trailer but you've got a long wait for the space RTS

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Sep 1, 2019 9:51 AM
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Just as we were hoping for after last week’s tease, Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive have taken the wraps off Homeworld 3, the first numbered new outing in the acclaimed 3D space-based RTS since Homeworld 2 blasted off 16 years ago.

Homeworld 3 appears to be a faithful return for the series, returning to its strategy routes with epic-scale space battles and an involving story-based single-player campaign.

“Homeworld 3 is the last word in epic space combat” says Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive. “It will capture the mood and tone of Homeworld and deliver it in an exactly expected and juicy, lovely way. There will be an extension of the story that’s totally satisfying with some interesting twists and turns, and locations that I think will blow some minds and resonate with existing fans and new fans alike.”

If Homeworld 3 ends up looking anywhere near as gorgeous as the announcement trailer then we’re certainly in for a feast for the eyes as well. There have been many pretenders to the space RTS crown but strategy across three axis has always proven a notoriously difficult hurdle to overcome. 

And now for the bad news. Brace yourselves: Gearbox has said Blackbird is aiming for a Q4 2022 release for Homeworld 3. That’s over three years away!!! Still, it should be comfortably out before Star Citizen so there is that. There's also a FIG crowd-funding campaign which will run through to September 30th. Homeworld 3 hit its target goal within just a single day but if you feel the Borderlands developer (45 million copies sold) needs a helping hand funding game development then you can do so here.

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18:14 Sep-02-2019

Coming to the Epic store near you soon! ;)

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09:29 Sep-04-2019

the epic store will be long gone by Q4 2022

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03:58 Sep-02-2019

OMG yes and pls don't f*** this up!

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18:39 Sep-01-2019

Huge fan!!

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14:59 Sep-01-2019

How do more people not have a problem with Gearbox crowdfunding a game? They can afford it.

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16:46 Sep-01-2019

I honestly couldn't tell you, maybe its to get a feel of how many people are really interested in the game? its one thing to fill your steam wishlist up with games and another to actually buy games. I think Hasbro recently did something like that for a transformer toy.

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14:58 Sep-01-2019

Will big well funded developers keep asking for support money? Ive seen this happen to this and yakuza

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12:57 Sep-01-2019

I want this, I need this. Get it here as quick as possible!!

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13:12 Sep-01-2019

Hope you've armed yourself with patience for the long wait.

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13:25 Sep-01-2019

im always ready for a long wait

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20:43 Sep-01-2019

Did you play the modded versions of Homeworld 1 & 2?

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11:24 Sep-01-2019

Homeworld 1 and 2 are brilliant games. Fairly flawed in some ways but excessively brilliant in others. It is a strategy game unlike any other I've ever played or seen, and are one of my top 5 games of all time. So this, provided it's not trash, and Warcraft 3 Reforged are nostalgic dreams come true for me. If there were new C&C Generals game, or even a remake at this point, I don't know what I'd do.

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11:28 Sep-01-2019

I try to do my best never to get riled up and hyped for any games, but here I have to let it slide. I hope they don't screw it up, I really do.

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13:16 Sep-01-2019

I can still recall how Legends of Pegasus gamers said how the game would be one of the games to contend with Homeworld only to fall flat on it's face.


I don't think the game was ever patched to a working version.

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