Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive have recently announced a delay in releasing the much-anticipated game Homeworld 3. The new launch date is May 13, with an early access period beginning May 10.
In a recent statement, Gearbox revealed the reason behind the delay. They engaged a group of external players to test the entire game. This step provided valuable feedback.
The team is now working to integrate these insights. Their goal is to enhance Homeworld 3, ensuring it offers the best possible experience to players.
We have an important message regarding the launch date for Homeworld 3. pic.twitter.com/6bHrNAntsF
— Homeworld (@HomeworldGame) February 7, 2024
The journey of Homeworld 3 has seen several shifts. Initially, the game’s development was supported through crowdfunding. However, this approach changed following Gearbox’s acquisition by the Embracer Group.
The first glimpse of the game was at Gamescom 2022. It was initially scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2022. Subsequent delays pushed it to the first half of 2023, then to February 2024, and later to March 2024. The latest shift now places its release in May.
Homeworld 3 is a continuation of a series that began in 1999.
The franchise has seen various releases, including Homeworld Mobile and Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a prequel. The upcoming Homeworld 3 will be available for PC users, adding a new chapter to this long-standing series.