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Homeworld: Vast Reaches

Platform(s): Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: FarBridge, Inc.
Release Date: May 2, 2024

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'Homeworld: Vast Reaches' Brings the Strategy Saga To Meta Quest VR Headsets Later This Year - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2024 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT

Homeworld: Vast Reaches is a bold new story in the beloved Homeworld saga that reimagines strategic space battles for Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality.

In the Homeworld games for PC, you play as Fleet Command, a human commander who controls a fleet of spaceships. Players will take on the same role in Homeworld: Vast Reaches in vicious combat against a mysterious newfoe.

Famous for completely three-dimensional combat encounters and environments in deep space, the Homeworld makes for the perfect setting for a VR/MR game, letting players view the action from any angle and drag-and-drop their ships into formations for combat. Homeworld: Vast Reaches also takes it one step further with immersive 3D battles the size of a player's room, or instantly scaled-down to fit on a tabletop.

FarBridge was founded in 2017 by veteran game and film industry executives with a mission to bring people into one-of-a-kind virtual worlds. Homeworld: Vast Reaches represents a unique collaboration, where FarBridge has partnered with Gearbox Entertainment to bring this beloved universe to players in an all-new way. FarBridge will handle development and publishing responsibilities and collaborate closely with Gearbox Entertainment, who are focused closely on ensuring the game’s story, characters and lore remain true to the beloved franchise.

“We’ve taken care to make a new experience that both Homeworld and strategy game fans will enjoy,” said Richard Rouse III, Studio Creative Director at FarBridge. “It's been an honor to take the amazing space battles and unique characters of Homeworld and let people play in an entirely new way with virtual and mixed reality.”

“Our studio is thrilled to add a new chapter to the Homeworld storyline. Our partners at Gearbox have been an absolute pleasure to work with – their passion for games and especially for Homeworld has been an inspiration to us,” said Patrick Curry, CEO of FarBridge.

“We can’t wait for the community to get their hands on Homeworld: Vast Reaches and finally feel what it's like to become Fleet Command," said Erica Hollinshead Stead, Sr. Director of Licensing and Business Development at Gearbox Entertainment. “VR brings a new dimension to the strategy gameplay of Homeworld, and I am excited for the community to be literally immersed in the vast universe it offers."

Key Features:

  • A New Perspective: Play as you never have before by getting up close and personal to epic space battles, commanding your ships in real-time all around you, immersed in VR for the first time in the Homeworld saga.
  • The Fleet is in Your Hands: You embody Fleet Command, as VR allows you to fully immerse yourself in your new role and the responsibility of navigating the threats and obstacles that threaten your Homeworld! 
  • A Bold New Chapter in the Homeworld Saga: A gripping new tale that expands the rich lore of Homeworld and centers on the iconic Mothership and its original commander, Karan S’jet, while introducing new Fleet Command, Tyrra Soban. 
  • Encounter New Foes: Fight the Radaa, ruthless opportunists who assimilate their enemies and want to add your Mothership and its Hyperspace Core to their fleet.
  • A New Way to Experience Space: Mixed Reality: Play this immersive strategy game surrounded by deep space in Virtual Reality, or switch to Mixed Reality to bring your fleet into your living room.

Homeworld: Vast Reaches is launching on the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 headsets later this year.

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