Homeworld 3 will be released in late 2022, marking the end of the nearly 20-year wait for a sequel to the real-time strategy game.
First announced at E3 2019 by Blackbird and Gearbox, it was at the Game Awards that Homeworld 3 had a release date on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The presentation video aired during the ceremony shows us exclusively an overview of the game’s space battles.
Developed “for recent and powerful machines”, the game aims to be as realistic as possible, for example with its persistent damage system which means that the damage received by our fleet will not disappear from one mission to another. Content level, we will have a single player campaign, a multiplayer mode and a “cooperative mode with a roguelike component”.
The story of Homeworld 3 follows generations of the previous opus, released in 2013. The artistic director for the first two episodes, Rob Cunningham, is now the CEO of Blackbird. He explains in a press release that this new game fulfills the goals he was aiming for nearly 20 years ago:
“Homeworld 3 is the realization of the vision of what we set out to create with the Homeworld series, thanks to modern technologies that allowed us to go beyond our wildest dreams of fighting. Massive dynamic spaces Full of emotional, story and sci-fi”.
More details about Homeworld 3 should be shared with us in the coming year.
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