Homeworld 3, the Railgun Frigate trailer reminds us that the game is still alive

Homeworld 3, the Railgun Frigate trailer reminds us that the game is still alive

Homeworld 3

About 2 years after the crowdfunding campaign, Homeworld 3 reminds us that the game is still alive. It does this through a short trailer showing a Railgun Frigate attacking another ship. This is a video not particularly inspired and that still seems incomplete, given that it is without sounds and with not particularly refined animations and special effects. But that's also all we've received from the game's developers for some time now.

Inexplicably, moreover, the video was posted by Gearbox on YouTube as "unlisted". In other words, it is not possible to find it through the normal search engine, but only by knowing its address. The game description below the video claims that "Homeworld 3 is the true sequel to the legendary space RTS. Blackbird Interactive, founded by Original Homeworld Art Director Rob Cunningham, takes the helm of development, restoring the series to its roots while continuing the story. , with full 3D combat and classic RTS elements of all time. "

In 2019 Homeworld 3 had raised over $ 1.5 million through Fig. From that moment on about the game, created in partnership between the original studio and Gearbox, nothing has been known. An attitude that some have called a bit suspicious. Meanwhile Gearbox was bought by the Embracer Group. A change that could have given new life to this project as well.

Although honestly, from this short video, the work still seems like a lot.

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Homeworld 3 is still alive

Here's a 28-second clip to prove it.

Remember Homeworld 3? The long-awaited next instalment in the much-loved sci-fi real-time strategy series was announced in August 2019, and since then... not much meaningful at all.

Kotaku spotted that developer Blackbird Interactive had piped up on Fig, the crowdfunding platform on which Homeworld 3 raised $1.5m (£1.08m), with a 28-second video that shows a brand new unit called the Railgun Frigate firing at and blowing up another ship. That's it!

The accompanying post on Fig goes into detail on the creation of this unit (and even includes a response to say it will be changed based on feedback). There's also word the expected launch of Homeworld 3 is the fourth quarter of 2022. The announcement trailer is below:

'We are still pushing for the finish line,' Blackbird Interactive said. There's a long way to go before this one is out the door, that's for sure.

'Once we're closer to launch next year, you'll see the beautiful trailers, gameplay videos, and big details like platform availability you can expect,' Blackbird Interactive continued.

'We are taking our time with those major marketing assets because it's critical to get them right and grow the Homeworld audience. The more of us there are, the brighter the future of Homeworld can be.'

It's been a good long while since a new numbered Homeworld game appeared (although the series did get a prequel, Deserts of Kharak, in 2016), with Homeworld 2 having released all the way back in 2003. Homeworld 3 is published by Borderlands maker Gearbox.