If you’re someone who has ever looking into RTS or Real-Time Strategy games, then you will realise the amount of weight that these games carry in the gaming community. It’s almost as if they give life to the whole strategy genre. Personally, RTS games are a favorite of mine and I love to get on one whenever I get the chance. That is also one of the many reasons why I am a fan of Homeworld. Now that we are on the topic of the franchise, I’m sure that many of you are wondering what it even is. After all, Homeworld is not a game that has been released with a lot of marketing, and to be quite fair isn’t even an original product from the past decade. Which makes the release of the new upcoming Homeworld 3 such a huge deal.
If you’re someone who is a fan of space, then there is no doubt that this game is going to appeal to you a lot. After all, the game itself is based in space and looks for a strategic mind. But more than that, the legacy of the game speaks a lot for itself. For instance, when Homeworld came out, no one ever expected a game that was built in a three dimensional universe, let alone one where you can actually explore space with all its complexity. The original game, when it came out in 1999, set a new precedent for games by actually being set in space and not just played on a 2D plane. Which is what makes us question what it is that Homeworld 3 will bring to the table.
So without much further ado, let us talk about the latest updates revolving around Homeworld 3 in the industry.
Homeworld 3: So Far
When we talk about Homeworld 3, we cannot simply talk about the game itself. We have to talk about the history of the franchise and how far the game has come to understand the level of iconicness that we are talkking about here. That is not to mention the space soundtrack and the atmosphere that the first games were famous for. Homeworld went much further than its visuals and soundtrack to create a game that was a definitive classic. Following up on the original game, the developer Blackbird Interactive released the sequel Homeworld 2 back in 2003. The game again received some really great reviews from the audience. However, that was the end of the franchise for quite a long time before it was revived.
After the Homeworld franchise had died down around the world, Blackbird Interactive brought it back from the dead with the 2015 Remaster by Gearbox. However, their efforts went in vain as the game received a lot of mixed responses from the audience and wasn’t really a success for the franchise. The developer later followed up the game prequel Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak in 2016, and was received with widespread acclaim, which is what actually brought the franchise back from the dead and into the limelight again.
With the amazing release of the Prequel, Blackbird Interactive set to work on the latest game in the franchise, Homeworld 3. While the new game is going to be a new experience and shouldn’t be dependent on the success of its predecessors to succeed, the highly acclaimed release of the prequel makes it a much more anticipated game than anyone expected. After all, the franchise was practically reinvented with the release of the prequel. And the same is expected with the release of Homeworld 3, which is touted to be the biggest release in the franchise yet.
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Homeworld 3: Release Date
Now, this is the part that most of you have been waiting for here. And I’m pleased to tell you that Homeworld 3 is going to be released much earlier than you might expect from it. Blackbird Interactive has stated that Homeworld 3 is going to be release in Q4 2022, and it is expected that the publisher will release the game towards the end of the year. That is amazing news for everyone as it means that we will be getting the next in a legendary series in a very short time.
If you’re curious about what it is that the new game brings to the table, Blackbird has stated that “Cycles of plenty and war have come and gone. Now the Hyperspace Gate Network is catastrophically failing and Karan, who has passed into myth and religious idolatry, is the key to the mystery threatening a galaxy’s future.”
Homeworld 3: Final Words
If you’re satisfied with what you have heard of the Homeworld 3 release so far, then I’m sure that you will be running to grab a copy when it releases. In the meanwhile, you can enjoy the earlier games in the franchise for what they offer.
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Check out the trailer for the game here:
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