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Homeworld 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
Developer: Blackbird Interactive
Release Date: March 8, 2024

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'Homeworld 3' Gets March 2024 Release Date, Pre-Order Gets You A Head Start - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2023 @ 3:45 p.m. PST

Homeworld 3 is a true sequel to the legendary space-faring RTS with a gripping continuation of the story, fully 3D combat, and the classic RTS elements you expect.

Homeworld 3 is a new and true standalone game in the Homeworld series, continuing the game-of-the-year winning story generations after the events of Homeworld 2. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.

Strategic freedom is yours. Hulking space derelicts called megaliths bring 3D terrain into the classic Homeworld battlespace. Use the crumbling remains of an ancient civilization to funnel foes into a brilliant ambush or hide your fleet from powerful enemies. Fortresses teem with menacing turrets and invite your strike craft into dangerous trench runs deep behind enemy lines. But not everything is in your control. Dangerous space phenomena like particle storms and asteroid fields will test even senior commanders.

Attack head-on, with a clever flank, or even from above and below your foes. Homeworld 3’s fully simulated ballistics make line of sight and cover critical strategic considerations. Your fleet persists from mission to mission. Scars on your ships linger. Strike craft pilots and capital ship captains pass along critical information through battlefield chatter.

Homeworld’s timeless art style evolves with modern technology, offering an incredible sense of scale, destruction, and wonder. Strike craft fly in formation between hulking Battlecruisers against a backdrop of stars and nebulae. Iconic ships cast silhouettes over the remains of ancient civilizations. Explosions ripple and erupt across hulls as one fleet stakes its victory over another.


Launch sequence initiated!

Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing announced that Homeworld 3 is releasing worldwide on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on March 8, 2024.

Players can now pre-order Homeworld 3 starting today to experience the best-in-class 3D strategy game. Additionally, pre-ordering the Fleet Command Edition or Collector’s Edition provides the ability to start playing the game early on March 5, 2024. 

A behind-the-scenes documentary looking at the making of Homeworld 3 will be officially release this December 2023, but here is a sneak peek at a new trailer for the documentary.

Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive, commented, “Homeworld 3 is a game 20+ years in the making. The team has gone all out to develop the ultimate cinematic sci-fi strategy game our very patient fans deserve. Blackbird Interactive was born to create this game and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of sci-fi lovers and a whole new generation of PC gamers in March of 2024.”

“The Homeworld community has waited actual decades for this launch. We’re thrilled that their wait will finally be rewarded this March as players will be able to command the Mothership and continue their adventures,” said Steve Gibson, President of Gearbox Publishing. “We’re grateful to BBI for their incredible work, and to the players for communicating with us and ultimately trusting us with Homeworld’s legacy. Hopefully they feel that we’ve done it proper justice.” 

Homeworld 3 is now available to pre-order in the following editions: Standard, Deluxe, Fleet Command and Collector’s. Anyone who pre-orders Homeworld 3 will unlock the Kushan Carrier War Games Skin. Additionally, players who pre-order the Fleet Command Edition or Collector’s Edition of Homeworld 3 can experience the full game 72 hours ahead of the global launch. The Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition, Fleet Command Edition and Collector’s Edition all include the Year One Pass featuring new downloadable content that will be released throughout the year, crafted for the cooperative War Games roguelike mode. This new content will feature playable factions for the War Games mode.


  • Homeworld 3 Standard Edition | $59.99

    • Base Game
    • Pre order bonus - Kushan Carrier War Games Skin
  • Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition | $79.99
    • All contents of the Homeworld 3 Standard Edition
    • Year One Pass
  • Homeworld 3 Fleet Command Edition | $89.99
    • Play the game 72 hours early on March 5, 2024
    • All contents of the Homeworld 3 Deluxe Edition
    • Homeworld 3 Soundtrack (Digital)
    • Multiplayer Name Color (Digital)
    • Ship Decals (Digital)
    • Engine Trail Color (Digital)
    • Banners (Digital)
  • Homeworld 3 Collector’s Edition | $174.99
    • Play the game 72 hours early on March 5, 2024
    • All contents of the Homeworld 3 Fleet Command Edition
    • WW2-Inspired Spotter Deck
    • Homeworld 3 Logo Keychain
    • Lithograph
    • True-to-Scale Homeworld 3 Ship Figures including:
      • Mothership Khar-Kushan
      • Hiigaran Torpedo Frigate
      • Hiigaran Destroyer
      • Hiigaran Recon in Delta Formation

Since the end of Homeworld 2, the galaxy enjoyed an age of abundance thanks to the Hyperspace Gate Network. Cycles of plenty and war have come and gone. Now the gates themselves are catastrophically failing and Karan, who has passed into myth and religious idolatry, is the key to the mystery threatening a galaxy’s future.

An all-new, co-op capable multiplayer mode extends your game beyond the campaign. Fusing Homeworld’s RTS gameplay with roguelike structure, one or two commanders take on a randomized series of fleet combat challenges. Manage your fleet strength across each battle and claim powerful rewards with each victory. Based on your results, you’ll unlock incredible powers that carry over run after run.

Your ultimate test of tactical skill comes in battle against human opponents. Sharpen your instincts in AI skirmish matches, before squaring off with human opponents in 1v1, free-for-all, or team battles.

Blackbird Interactive, founded by original Homeworld Art Director Rob Cunningham takes the helm on development, and 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.

Homeworld 3 is coming to PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) in March 8, 2024.


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