“Words fail to describe how exciting it is to be releasing a new Homeworld game.”
The “prequel from some of the original creators of Homeworld and Homeworld 2,” titled Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, is coming to PC on January 20, 2016. Deserts of Kharak centers on Rachel S’Jet, who leads a team from the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid to investigate an “anomaly” found deep inside enemy territory.
CEO of Blackbird Interactive, Rob Cunningham, said, “All of us at Blackbird are super proud of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, and we owe it to the outstanding team at Gearbox. Words fail to describe how exciting it is to be releasing a new Homeworld game, deepening the story for both existing fans and a new audience.”
“After more than a decade-long hiatus for Homeworld, it is an immense honor in the last year to launch two new entries in the Homeworld franchise: an incredible, critically acclaimed remastering of the original Homeworld games and now the all-new, ground-based, real-time-strategy game called Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “This revival of Homeworld is possible not merely because of commitment within my studio at Gearbox Software, but is due to Rob and his crew at Blackbird, along with other key members of the original Homeworld team, who have come together to deliver a modern spin on the ground-based roots of the strategy genre with an epic story that takes us back to where the Homeworld saga began.”
According to the official website, pre-orders will include a free copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection. Already have it? You’ll receive 20% off your Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-order.