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Gamers rejoice at Homeworld 3 announcement during PAX West 2019

Gamers rejoice at Homeworld 3 announcement during PAX West 2019

By Sam Jones

Gamers rejoice at Homeworld 3 announcement during PAX West 2019

By Sam Jones - 2nd Sep 2019

New real-time strategy in pre-production with crowdfunded support

Gamers rejoice at Homeworld 3 announcement during PAX West 2019

Fans of the Homeworld franchise, as well as sci-fi strategy fans in general, got a nice surprise over the weekend after Gearbox announced that Homeworld 3 is now officially in development.

Players will once again be able to take flight in large-scale space battles as they attempt to conquer the unknown with a fleet of war-strong ships. The game, which is due to be released in Q4 2022, is already in pre-production.

PAX West 2019 was always going to be a busy window for Gearbox, what with the upcoming release of shooter-looter Borderlands 3, but the team still had more exciting news to share. Homeworld 3 is also being crowdfunded via fig.co and gamers don't have to worry about the project falling through as the pledge goal was only set to $1... so, I guess we can say it's officially happening!

As with any crowdfunded project, there are benefits for how much you want to pledge. The lowest pledge is $50, which grants you a digital copy of the game as well as support-only access to the survey and Discord channel, and early access to Homeworld Mobile. The top tier pledge is a whopping $1,000, which not only gets you the Homeworld 3 Collector's Edition and all of the rewards above, but also a signed Homeworld 3 concept art print, the Homeworld Remastered Collection, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, and Fig digital collector's edition items.

As well as making a pledge, you can also invest in the game with shares starting at $500 each. So far, the crowdfunding has raised over $460,000 with 27 days to go.

On their fig.co page, Gearbox said "Homeworld returns with the next chapter of the story. Homeworld 3 is the true sequel to the legendary space-faring RTS. Blackbird Interactive, founded by original Homeworld Art Director Rob Cunningham takes the helm on development, returning the series to its roots with a gripping continuation of the story, fully 3D combat, and the classic RTS elements you expect.

"Further supported by the veterans of Homeworld Remastered Collection at Gearbox Publishing, Homeworld 3 is coming to life and the teams couldn't be more ecstatic. With our partners at Fig, we can give fans both new and grizzled a chance to fuel and profit from Homeworld 3's success."

How have gamers reacted to the news?

How have gamers reacted to the news?

Well, from the comments from the trailer reveal alone, it sounds like a fair few of you are excited for Homeworld 3's release in 2022.

YouTube user Zeurel said "I can't believe I lived long enough to see Homeworld 3 announced"

YouTuber user Gameslinx said "My favourite childhood franchise. It's a dream come true"

Twitter user @DukeSkymocker said "I vividly remember how emotionally invested I was in #Homeworld the first time I saw Kharak burn & to this day I've never played a game with a stronger narrative. The only game I've ever cared enough about to pay for a collector's edition was Homeworld HD & I can't wait for HW3!"

Twitter user @jmarvel99 added "OH MY GOD GEARBOX I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!! Such a fan of this series!"

New to the franchise or looking for a trip down memory lane? Get the Homeworld Remastered Collection and experience an epic space strategy duo that redefined the RTS genre.

Gamers rejoice at Homeworld 3 announcement during PAX West 2019

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