Homeworld 3, the highly anticipated sci-fi strategy sequel, will finally have a release date. Its new arrival date is March 8. Given the February release timeframe that publisher Gearbox and developer Blackbird Interactive were shooting for, that’s another little delay, but at least a firm date has been set. In the meantime, those who purchase the Fleet Command edition will have access 72 hours earlier.
Rob Cunningham, the CEO and co-founder of Blackbird, stated in a brief behind-the-scenes film that this was “really our original dream of Homeworld 2.” The issue was that it was completely impossible to realise the concept for Homeworld 3 in the late 1990s and early 2000s.” In 2003, Homeworld 2 made its debut. Cunningham pointed out that Blackbird needed to wait 20 years to reach the desired size and scope.
A few additional facts about what’s in store have been disclosed by the team. The control method available to players will be either the traditional Homeworld arrangement or a newer one that will be recognisable to those who enjoy MOBAs and other real-time strategy games. To access the latter, simply click on an object in the area around it. A further field of focus is cover-based tactics. A larger ship might be used to flank enemies or even protect oneself.