Homeworld 3 has launched

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Homeworld 3 is now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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From Gearbox Publishing:
Homeworld 3 has launched

Homeworld 3, developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Publishing, brings players a generational game that bridges deep strategy with tactical precision in dazzling, fully 3D environments where players will head into battles that shape the future of the galaxy.

"It’s difficult to put into words what it means to Blackbird, the individual team members and me personally, to deliver this next chapter in the Homeworld story,” said Blackbird Interactive CEO Rob Cunningham. “Players are about to embark on the next leg of the journey we began together more than 20 years ago. To all the players that put their faith in us, we are eternally grateful.”

“It’s a rare experience to be able to publish a generation-spanning franchise like Homeworld alongside a world-class developer in Blackbird Interactive,” said Steve Gibson, president of Gearbox Publishing. “The work they’ve done with Homeworld 3 has blown us away and stands as an example of the level of artistry and storytelling that is possible in this medium. It’s truly something we’ll always cherish.”

Key Features of Homeworld 3:

• A Brand New Story - Homeworld 3 expands the Homeworld universe and is set 100 years after the events of Homeworld 2. It introduces a brand new protagonist, scientist Imogen S'Jet - the protégé of Karan S’Jet - who must become Fleet Command to solve the mystery behind Karan’s disappearance and determine the meaning of “the anomaly”, a threat that endangers the galaxy's future.

• Stunning 3D Space Combat - Homeworld 3 takes the signature, intense combat and simulated ballistics of the Homeworld series to the next level. New innovative features are introduced for players that open new dimensions of strategic gameplay including cover-based tactics and maps containing complex, varied terrain. These are all rendered in stunning, state-of-the-art graphics that simulate real-time ship damage, dynamic ship destruction, and situationally responsive audio to create a deep sense of immersion and realism.

• War Games Mode - War Games is a new co-op mode that fuses Homeworld’s iconic RTS gameplay with roguelike elements. It enables players to take on a randomized series of combat missions and with unique challenges. Up to three commanders (players) must manage their fleet strength across each battle and then claim powerful rewards with each victory. Players will unlock incredible powers based on the results of those battles that ultimately carry over into their next run.

• Skirmish Mode - In addition to the brand new narrative campaign Homeworld 3 also includes the classic Skirmish mode for players to test their tactical skills. Players can battle with human and AI opponents in 1 vs. 1 duals, team-based slugfests, or free-for-all combat with up to six total players. Modding will be supported in this mode through a partnership with Mod.io offering players integrated tools to create, share and play new Skirmish maps.

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