After all, fans of the Homeworld franchise won’t be seeing their new entry arrive this year. The long-awaited sequel to Homeworld 2, a sci-fi real-time strategy video game released in 2003, was supposed to come out in 2022 before its release was pushed back to the first half of this year. Now its developer Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing have revealed that they are moving Homeworld 3 release date for February 2024. In their announcement, they said they want to deliver a game that “lives up to the standards set by its predecessors.”
They went on to say that in order to fully realize their vision, they need more time to refine and polish the game. Fan reactions to ad on twitter they’ve been positive so far, with most of them endorsing companies for taking the time to get it right. When asked about the collector’s edition they sold, they said those who bought the box will still receive it at launch.
We’re pushing the release of Homeworld 3 from the first half of 2023 to February 2024 to deliver the quality experience fans deserve. pic.twitter.com/DaCX4eFMm4
— Homeworld (@HomeworldGame) May 25, 2023
The companies also posted an extended version of their announcement on Gearbox’s website, where they explained that Blackbird’s move to implement a four-day work week in 2022 isn’t the reason the game’s release date was pushed back again. . “In fact,” they added, “the team can accomplish just as much, if not more, when given the extra personal time.” They didn’t go through any technical hurdles and didn’t change the scope of the game either; it just takes time to create and polish a complete game. For fans who can’t wait to see how development progresses, they promised to share their “biggest Homeworld 3 progress update even later this summer.”
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