That railgun frigate looks very cool.
It’s been almost two years since Gearbox announced Homeworld 3, the long-awaited follow-up to the beloved Homeworld 2. We haven’t seen or heard much from the game since, but we finally got a glimpse of it recently.
The footage (which doesn’t feature any sound) comes from the latest Fig update. In it, the brand new railgun frigate charges up and fires its railgun, completely destroying another ship. It doesn’t amount to much, but it’s about the most we’ve seen of the game since its announcement. There’s been tons of concept art, but very little footage to speak of.
In addition to the footage, the Fig update also offers a deep dive into the design of the railgun frigate from various members of the development team.
It’s hard to gauge what’s going on with Homeworld 3 with twenty-eight seconds of footage, especially when that footage doesn’t have any sound, which also makes you wonder why they’re showing it in the first place. Maybe it’s to remind people that the game exists and is actively in development, or to assure its backers that Homeworld 3 is still being worked on. That probably isn’t something you should have to do for the sequel to one of the greatest RTS games ever made, but Homeworld 3 looks like a classic case of a game that was announced way before it should have been. Only time will tell if it can live up to its pedigree.