Tactical, beautiful, and wholly unique, the GOTY-winning sci-fi RTS returns with Homeworld 3. Assume control and battle through fleet combat in dazzling, fully 3D space while the award-winning story unfolds on a galactic scale.
The Homeworld 3 release date is set for February 2024. Despite a few delays, the developer seems hopeful the game will be ready by then, and various editions are available for pre-order.
Details on Homeworld 3’s story are light and we don’t exactly know what will play out when we get our hands on it. However, we do know that it takes place 100 years after Homeworld 2 after the Karan S’Jet unlocked an ancient hyperspace gate network to allow for trade and exploration on a galactic scale.
Homeworld 3 has shown off a lot of small gameplay clips since its announcement, including in the trailer above which teased its story. You can expect a similar grand RTS experience with a fully 3D space to explore as you control a fleet of ships and battle above planets and amongst large space structures.
On top of both single-player fights against AI and PvP, Homeworld 3 has a co-op capable multiplayer mode which is brand new for the series. This mode fuses the series’ classic gameplay with a roguelike structure where one or two commanders take on a randomised series of combat challenges.
If you’ve got the extra money and love the Homeworld series, you might want to take a look at Homeworld 3’s Collector’s Edition. It’ll set you back $174.99/£169.99 and contains many physical goodies, including true-to-scale ship models and a premium lithograph, among other things. It also includes the base game, the year one pass, and other digital content.