received’t be in any case. Gearbox Publishing and developer Blackbird Interactive have delayed the sci-fi real-time technique sequel till the primary half of 2023, which means it’s going to arrive 20 years after Homeworld 2.
“Delivering Homeworld 3 on the highest high quality is the highest precedence for Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive as a result of we acknowledge the particular place this collection holds within the hearts of gamers,” a press release reads. “This passion from players fuels the work and the additional time will allow us to make good on our commitment to quality in a healthy and sustainable way for all those involved.”
While the delay might come as a disappointment to fans, it seems the team is looking to avoid crunch (i.e. nudging developers to work long hours) by taking a few more months to polish the game to the expected level of quality. Blackbird took other steps to improve the work-life balance of its team members earlier this year when it .
You can expect to learn more about Homeworld 3 in the not-too-distant future. Gearbox and Blackbird have promised to show off “the deepest look yet” at the game during in August.
Some members of the Blackbird team previously worked at Relic Entertainment, the studio behind the original Homeworld games. Rob Cunningham, a Relic co-founder and art director on the first two entries, is among them. Blackbird previously made Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a prequel to 1999’s original Homeworld.
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