Homeworld 3 Global Launch Set for March 8, Delivering a Cinematic Sci-Fi Strategy Game 20 Years in the Making
Homeworld 3 Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Revealed at PC Gaming Show: Most Wanted Showcase; Teaser Trailer Available Now
FRISCO, Texas – November 30 – Launch sequence initiated. Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing announced today that Homeworld 3, the highly anticipated new chapter in the award-winning sci-fi strategy series, is releasing worldwide on PC via Steam® and the Epic Games Store on March 8, 2024. Players can now pre-order Homeworld 3 starting today to experience the best-in-class 3D strategy game. Additionally, pre-ordering the Fleet Command Edition or Collector’s Edition provides the ability to start playing the game early on March 5, 2024.
Homeworld 3 was lauded as the 8th most anticipated PC game of 2024 as determined by a panel of 70 members of the global games industry. Also, during the PC Gaming Show: Most Wanted Showcase, a new behind-the-scenes documentary looking at the making of Homeworld 3 was revealed. Ahead of the documentary’s official release this December, viewers of the digital showcase were treated to a sneak peek at a new trailer for the documentary, which can be viewed here.
Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive, commented, “Homeworld 3 is a game 20+ years in the making. The team has gone all out to develop the ultimate cinematic sci-fi strategy game our very patient fans deserve. Blackbird Interactive was born to create this game and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of sci-fi lovers and a whole new generation of PC gamers in March of 2024.”
“The Homeworld community has waited actual decades for this launch. We’re thrilled that their wait will finally be rewarded this March as players will be able to command the Mothership and continue their adventures,” said Steve Gibson, President of Gearbox Publishing. “We’re grateful to BBI for their incredible work, and to the players for communicating with us and ultimately trusting us with Homeworld’s legacy. Hopefully they feel that we’ve done it proper justice.”
Homeworld 3 is now available to pre-order in the following editions: Standard, Deluxe, Fleet Command and Collector’s. Anyone who pre-orders Homeworld 3 will unlock the Kushan Carrier War Games Skin. Additionally, players who pre-order the Fleet Command Edition or Collector’s Edition of Homeworld 3 can experience the full game 72 hours ahead of the global launch. The Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition, Fleet Command Edition and Collector’s Edition all include the Year One Pass featuring new downloadable content that will be released throughout the year, crafted for the cooperative War Games roguelike mode. This new content will feature playable factions for the War Games mode.
- Homeworld 3 Standard Edition | $59.99
- Base Game
- Pre order bonus – Kushan Carrier War Games Skin
- Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition | $79.99
- All contents of the Homeworld 3 Standard Edition
- Year One Pass
- Homeworld 3 Fleet Command Edition | $89.99
- Play the game 72 hours early on March 5, 2024
- All contents of the Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition
- Homeworld 3 Soundtrack (Digital)
- Multiplayer Name Color (Digital)
- Ship Decals (Digital)
- Engine Trail Color (Digital)
- Banners (Digital)
- Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition | $174.99
- Play the game 72 hours early on March 5, 2024
- All contents of the Homeworld 3 Fleet Command Edition
- WW2-Inspired Spotter Deck
- Homeworld 3 Logo Keychain
- True-to-Scale Homeworld 3 Ship Figures including:
- Mothership Khar-Kushan
- Hiigaran Torpedo Frigate
- Hiigaran Destroyer
- Hiigaran Recon in Delta Formation
Additional information regarding Homeworld 3’s technical specifications and PC requirements can be found here: https://www.homeworlduniverse.com/homeworld-3-system-requirements/
Homeworld 3 will explore an all-new story in the Homeworld universe. Imogen S’Jet, a scientist and Karan S’Jet’s successor, must become Fleet Command to help solve the mystery behind The Anomaly, a threat which endangers the galaxy’s future.
Homeworld 3 is an immersive cinematic experience that takes the series’ iconic 3D RTS gameplay to the next level with innovative features like cover-based tactics and physics-based ballistics simulation making space combat feel more dynamic than ever.
Players can also enjoy the robust competitive multiplayer Skirmish mode or recruit comrades to fight together in War Games, a new cooperative mode which fuses Homeworld’s strategic gameplay with roguelike challenge and progression.
For more information on Homeworld 3, please visit Homeworld Universe or follow the official Homeworld account on X. Homeworld 3 can be pre-ordered today on Steam and the Epic Games Store ahead of the official launch on March 8, 2024.
The original Homeworld was developed by Relic Entertainment and launched in September of 1999 to critical success, winning over 50 awards including Game of the Year and was credited with popularizing the 3D real-time strategy genre. Homeworld Remastered Collection, consisting of the original Homeworld and Homeworld 2, was released more than a decade later, reviving the franchise for series fans and newcomers alike. Blackbird Interactive was founded in 2010 by former members of the Relic Entertainment Homeworld team, including Art Director Rob Cunningham and Lead artist Aaron Kambeitz. After its founding, BBI began working on a game they considered the spiritual successor to Homeworld, and then partnered with Gearbox (the now IP holder and game publisher) to release Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
About Blackbird Interactive:
Blackbird Interactive (BBI) is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent studio – behind such games as Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Minecraft Legends, and the upcoming Homeworld 3 and Earthless. Founded in 2010 by Rob Cunningham and a team of former Relic Entertainment and Electronic Arts employees, the award-winning Vancouver studio boasts its own internal CG cinematics department led by the founder of Pixar Canada – and is reinventing how world-class games are made through its innovative Skunkworks game jam program and four-day work week. BBI has also been involved in various game-adjacent projects over the years – such as Project Eagle with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other initiatives with the eatART Foundation and Sanctuary AI.
About Gearbox Publishing:
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC and has since been followed by many titles and partnerships, including Gunfire Games’ Remnant II, Risk of Rain 2, tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor, System Era Softworks’ Astroneer, Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, and Counterplay Games’ PlayStation 5 launch title, Godfall. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. The Gearbox Entertainment Company is a proud member of the Embracer Group AB family of companies, which is publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker EMBRAC B. (EMBRAC B). For more information, please visit www.gearboxpublishing.com.