Homeworld 3, one of the most anxiously anticipated future PC games, has been delayed until February 2024. It was slated for release in the first half of 2023, however, creator Blackbird Interactive announced that the space opera RTS is being pushed back to February next year.
Blackbird says that it intends to offer a Homeworld game that meets or exceeds the standards set by its adored forerunners. It further said that additional time would be required to polish and further improve the game in order to achieve the target.
“Our primary goal is to deliver a Homeworld experience that lives up to the standards set by its predecessors and is worthy of this series’ incredible legacy,” a statement made on the game’s Twitter account said.
“Homeworld 3 is shaping up to be exactly that, but in order to fully realize that vision we need more time to refine and polish the game. We deeply appreciate your passion and dedication to this game, and we are working hard to get Homeworld 3 to you as soon as we can.”
Rob Cunningham, the original Homeworld art director, developed Blackbird. Fans can expect enough of what made those initial games so great: navigating and battling various spacecraft in 3D space while singing along to some amazing music. It also produced the Homeworld Remastered Collection. There is a cooperative roguelike mode in the third entry as well.
In August 2019, Gearbox originally presented Homeworld 3. Its Kickstarter campaign had amassed $1.5 million by September. The end of 2021 saw the announcement of a launch window for Q4 2022, however that was revised to the first part of 2023. That period was about to expire in a few days, thus it was confirmed that there would be another delay.
Source: techspot, videogames