At PAX West this year, publisher Gearbox and developer Blackbird Interactive announced that the lengthy-awaited Homeworld three is officially in improvement and will have a crowdfunding campaign on Fig with a objective of just $1. To accompany the announcement, Gearbox also released the initial trailer for the game.
This announcement comes as component of the series 20th-anniversary celebration and may perhaps not come as a surprise to close followers of the franchise. On August 20th, the official Homeworld Twitter account teased that a particular announcement would come from Gearbox’s Major Theater Show.
Celebrate 20 years of Homeworld with a particular announcement on August 30th through the Gearbox Major Theater Show at 1:30pm PT from PAX West! pic.twitter.com/S8xgi5uxoI
— Homeworld (@HomeworldGame) August 20, 2019
When it may perhaps not be a surprise, it should really surely come as a relief for longtime Homeworld fans. Following Homeworld two‘s release in 2003, the series just gathered dust in Vivendi’s and THQ’s closets till Gearbox purchased the IP rights at a yard sale 2013. Because then, Gearbox has teamed up with Blackbird Interactive—which was founded by various of Homeworld’s original dev team—to release Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a prequel to the original game, as nicely as Gearbox releasing remastered versions of the initial two games. Although the game was commonly liked, it didn’t function the space-primarily based combat that fans had come to enjoy about the series. Now, with Homeworld three, it seems that the franchise is launching back into space.
The press release stated that the game “is in its early stages with only a handful of months into pre-production”, so do not count on to see it in playable kind anytime quickly. In the meantime, players can verify out Homeworld three‘s Fig campaign, which is at the moment set up with a funding objective of a single US dollar. Backers of the project will be capable to invest in the game, pre-order the game and collectibles, supply feedback on capabilities and priorities, and supply input on what the collector’s edition should really consist of. In a press statement, Gearbox Publishing head Steve Gibson mentioned,
It is a exceptional knowledge that only Fig can present and we’re excited for the most open improvement procedure in each Blackbird’s and Gearbox’s history. You do not just get the game. You get a likelihood to profit from the economic good results also. If you are not interested in that, no worries. We’ll see you at launch later down the line.
Are you excited for a new Homeworld sequel? How lengthy do you it’ll be just before the actual release? Do you, uh, believe they’ll hit their crowdfunding objective? Let us know in the comments under.