Homeworld 3 Action-Packed Gameplay Trailer Debuts At Game Awards

After years of development, the first trailer for Homeworld 3 is a deep dive into the epic space battles and deep strategy of the upcoming real-time strategy game.

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During the Game Awards 2021 show, Gearbox Publishing and developer Blackbird Interactive debuted the first gameplay trailer for Homeworld 3. As you'd expect from a Homeworld game, the video teases massive space battles and exploration of strange new star systems, all taking place generations after the events of Homeworld 2.

As for the story, Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive revealed that Homeworld 3’s campaign is set in a galaxy that has enjoyed an age of abundance thanks to the Hyperspace Gate Network, barring the occasional cycles of war that crop up every so often. The gates have begun failing though, and the key to the mystery threatening the entire galaxy’s future lies with Karan S'jet, the Hiigaran leader from the previous Homeworld game.

"Homeworld 3 is the realization of the vision of what we set out to create in the Homeworld series, with modern technology allowing us to push beyond our wildest dreams of large-scale dynamic space combat packed with emotional sci-fi storytelling," Blackbird Interactive CEO--as well as Homeworld and Homeworld 2 art director--Rob Cunningham said in a press statement. "We could not be more excited to debut the deepest look yet at gameplay with the incredible Homeworld community and the world at The Game Awards. We have got a lot more exciting details to share next year as we prepare for the launch of this massive next chapter."

Blackbird Interactive added that Homeworld's classic strategic gameplay now operates at an even larger scale than ever before, with environments featuring new hazards such as hulking space derelicts called megaliths, the remains of an ancient civilization that cunning players can turn into ambush points. Homeworld 3 is also aiming to take full advantage of powerful modern hardware to render new ship designs and settings.

Homeworld 3
Homeworld 3

New gameplay features will continue to deepen the series’ approach to strategy, as your fleet persists from mission to mission and each ship carries the scars of war on their hulls. Outside of the single-player campaign, you can expect multiplayer options such as 1v1, free-for-all or team battles, and tag team tactical action in an all-new co-op mode with a roguelike twist. Homeworld 3 will be released worldwide in Q4 2022 on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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