When Gearbox launched the Homeworld Remastered Assortment in 2015, I believe fanatics jointly held their breath and concept “Neatly, what’s subsequent?” The solution used to be 2016’s pseudo-sequel, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, which introduced ideas from the spacefaring RTS all the way down to floor stage. There hasn’t been what you’d name a “right kind” Homeworld sequel in just about 20 years despite the fact that.
However there’s going to be, and shortly. Nowadays Gearbox and Homeworld Remastered/Deserts of Kharak developer Blackbird Interactive introduced a crowdfunding marketing campaign on Fig for Homeworld three. Because the identify implies, it is a full-scale sequel to 2003’s Homeworld 2, and a go back to the gap battle other people know and love.
The crowdfunding marketing campaign itself is somewhat of an anomaly, because the function used to be a measly $1. Marvel marvel, Gearbox controlled to boost that after which some. As I write this the marketing campaign is over $84,000. In different phrases, Homeworld three is a lock to occur…ultimately.
Because the marketing campaign says despite the fact that, “We’re extremely early on on this venture—only some months into pre-production.” Thus, the crowdfunding is much less about elevating cash and extra about getting the group concerned—or a minimum of that’s how Gearbox spins it.
“That is your likelihood to let us know what you are expecting of Homeworld three, together with its options, priorities, or even what the collector’s version will come with. We’ll proportion the knowledge we’ve won from you during the sport’s building and display how its influenced the scope and priorities of Homeworld three. It’s a novel enjoy that most effective Fig can be offering and we’re excited for probably the most open building procedure in each Blackbird’s and Gearbox’s historical past.”
In fact, shaving a couple of hundred thousand bucks off the improvement most probably doesn’t harm both.
Regardless the primary information merchandise is that it’s going down. I’m shocked Homeworld three is so early in building, given Deserts of Kharak is a couple of years outdated now, however someday in the following few years (Gearbox says it’s aiming for 2022) there shall be a brand spanking new Homeworld for a brand new era. That’s beautiful wonderful, particularly since no one’s in point of fact duplicated Homeworld to this present day—no religious successors, not anything.
You’ll head on over to the Fig marketing campaign to get extra main points. There are the standard spate of backer rewards and so on, for many who wish to get entangled. That stated, the sport’s already funded so there’s no hurt in ready to look the place it finally ends up.