During Gearbox Software’s E3 2021 presentation, Blackbird Interactive confirmed that Homeworld 3 is now in production. No gameplay footage or anything else of note was revealed, aside from some reminiscing about the Homeworld series being the first RTS to have a fully 3D axis.
Homeworld 3 was announced in August 2019 and available for funding through Fig for $1. A teaser trailer was provided but we wouldn’t see any more footage until two years later (that too just 28 seconds). Nevertheless, the developer promises to adhere to the classic gameplay elements that made the older games so beloved.
Homeworld 3 is currently in development for PC but it’s far from the only title that Blackbird has in development. Its space ship salvaging title Hardspace: Shipbreaker is still in early access while the company announced it was working on CrossFire: Legion, a fast-paced RTS based on SmileGate’s FPS franchise that releases in 2022. Stay tuned for more details from Gearbox’s presentation in the meantime.