Friday 1 December 2023

HOMEWORLD 3 gets March 2024 release date

Blackbird Interactive have confirmed that their much-anticipated space game Homeworld 3 finally has a firm release date: 8 March 2024.

The game is actually the fifth title in the series, following on from Homeworld* (1999), Homeworld: Cataclysm** (2000), Homeworld 2* (2003) and Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (2016).

As with the previous mainline games in the series, it follows the fortunes of the Hiigaran people. In the original game, they were exiles living on the desert planet Kharak for three millennia, with no memory of the crimes that saw them banished there, nor any knowledge of how to get home. A chance archaeological discovery (chronicled in prequel Deserts of Kharak) gave them the knowledge of hyperspace travel, and a route back to their homeworld. However, their return home is not the end of their troubles, but potentially just the beginning.

If you want to brush up on your Homeworld backstory, I have an in-depth history of the universe here.

* Homeworld and Homeworld 2 were re-released as Homeworld Remastered in 2015.
** Later renamed Homeworld: Emergence for various IP reasons.

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