Homeworld 3 Moved to February 2024
We are moving the launch of Homeworld 3 to February 2024.
Our primary goal is to deliver a Homeworld experience that lives up to the standards set by its predecessors and is worthy of this series' incredible legacy. Homeworld 3 is shaping up to be exactly that, but in order to fully realize that vision we need more time to refine and polish the game.
We deeply appreciate your passion and dedication to this game, and we are working hard to get Homeworld 3 to you as soon as we can.
Why is Homeworld 3 being delayed again?
Homeworld 3 is being moved out of the launch window of the first half of 2023 to provide the additional time that will be required to refine the game and deliver the Homeworld experience that lives up to the legacy of its predecessors. We want to deliver this game as soon as possible, but we can’t and shouldn’t do that at the cost of quality or the pillars the franchise is built on.
When will Homeworld 3 be released?
Homeworld 3 will be released in February 2024. We don’t yet have an exact date but will share that with you as soon as we have it.
Can we expect to see more of Homeworld 3 soon?
We are looking forward to sharing our biggest Homeworld 3 progress update yet later this summer. We’ve been working on a lot behind the scenes, and we can’t wait to show everyone.
Has Homeworld 3’s development been negatively impacted by BBI moving to a four-day work week?
No, BBI’s move to a four-day work week has had no delaying effect on Homeworld 3’s development. In fact, the team is able to achieve as much if not more when given the additional personal time. Being able to draw inspiration from time spent with family and friends and on personal hobbies has fueled a lot of the innovations we can’t wait to show off in the lead up to launch.
Have the development team run into technical issues leading to the game being delayed?
No one hurdle is driving this delay to deliver Homeworld 3. The previous installments in the Homeworld franchise were iconic and we are committed to living up to that tradition. This work takes time, especially when we are raising the bar on what players will experience in the Homeworld universe.
Has the scope of the game changed? Is that why it’s delayed?
The game’s overall scope has not changed, Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive plan to deliver on all of the promises made so far.
What's happening with my Collector's Edition? When will I get that?
Those who pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition will receive them at launch. There have been no changes to what is included in the Collector’s Edition.
Is this delay at all caused by Blackbird Interactive diverting resources to its other projects?
No, Blackbird Interactive always ensures that the development teams for each of its games are staffed independently with very little crossover between teams.