3, a true sequel to 2003’s space-faring RTS Homeworld 2.Homeworld 3 is currently a few months into pre-production and is currently on Fig.com, which allows fans to pledge/invest in the development of this new title. As of this writing, Homeworld 3’s money raised is at $137,380 with 30 days to go.
This move allows backers to “snag a backstage pass to impact the game’s development and prove that the fanbase still craves Homeworld 3.” From features to priorities to what’s in the collector’s edition, backers will have their voice heard.
Homeworld 3 is coming! Join us on Fig to get an inside look as it’s created and have a meaningful impact on the game development.
— Homeworld (@HomeworldGame) August 30, 2019
Fans can even invest at $500/share and “reserve an investment in a security of Fig Publishing, Inc. that will generate returns based on revenues received by Fig Publishing for the sales of Homeworld 3, if and when the game is developed and commercially released.”
Homeworld 3 developer Blackbird Interactive was founded by original Homeworld art director Rob Cunningham, and Gearbox Publishing will also be supporting, which seems like a good fit as both companies previously worked on 2015’s Homeworld Remastered Collection and 2016’s Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
In our review of Homeworld Remasted Collection, we said “Gearbox gives Homeworld the respect it deserves in this impressive refitting of Relic’s classic RTS games.”
In our review of the prequel game Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, we said “Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a deep, exciting, varied RTS with all the right tools.”
Homeworld 3 will pick up just after the end of Homeworld 2, will deliver “best-in-class fleet combat in fully-3D space,” and will feature multiplayer options as well.
While not much else is known, Blackbird Interactive has teased that “The Hyperspace gates have opened, and with them, a new era of space travel has begun. The rest is yet to come…”
Homeworld 3 is scheduled to be released in Q4 2022 on at least PC.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loves space. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.