Fans eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Homeworld franchise will have to wait a little longer. The highly anticipated sequel to the sci-fi real-time strategy game Homeworld 2, originally slated for a 2022 release and later rescheduled for the first half of this year, has now been pushed back once again. Blackbird Interactive, the developer, and Gearbox Publishing, the publisher, jointly announced that Homeworld 3 will now launch in February 2024. The decision was made with the intention of delivering a game that lives up to the exceptional standards set by its predecessors.
In their statement, the development team expressed their desire to refine and polish the game further in order to fully realize their creative vision. They acknowledged that additional time is required to ensure that Homeworld 3 meets the high expectations of fans. The response from fans on Twitter has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing support for the developers’ dedication to getting the game right. Notably, those who purchased the collector’s edition of Homeworld 3 will still receive it at launch, as confirmed by the developers.