Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software, the folks behind the original Homeworld and Homeworld 2, set out to deliver an RTS experience which is to act as a prequel to the series, narrating the events that lead to the Homeworld Conflict.
Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak, this is the next installment in the Homeworld series, will be entirely set on the surface of a dying planet, opposing it to the natural space environment that we’ve come to expect. You’ll be joining a scientific expedition sent to investigate an anomaly which could be used to save the entire population. A trailer for the game has been released today.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak will give you control of both air and land fleets and allow you to fight in different environments such as dune seas, deep craters, and the vast, hostile canyons of Kharak. In order to succeed, your style of play will have to adapt and change to meet new environments and new challenges. The game will also feature a multiplayer mode where you can both challenge your friends or climb the ladder through competitive play.
“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 alike.” Said Blackbird Interactive Executive Officer Rob Cunningham. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak will be released on PC on January 20th, 2016. No pricing information has been released yet.