Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Well I guess my Christmas is running a little bit late this years, but no worries – I’m still thrilled to announce that the new Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak game is dropping on the 20th of January, 2016!

The good guys from Gearbox Software along with the Black Bird Interactive kept this title under the radar, and while the great majority of us already expected Shipbreakers to drop any day now it is still a very pleasant surprise to find out that we finally got close  to the official release date.

After ten years of rumors, clinging on every piece of information that we could find, finally our beloved Homeworld franchise is getting a worthy addition to its series. Let’s have another look at that awesome trailer.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Can you feel that? Or is it just me, feeling thrilled and overwhelmed, knowing that I will have a chance to play the very prequel of this master piece. The story behind Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is taking us back to the initial period where we will get the opportunity to explore the deserts were Hiigarans were exiled in 6510 GSY, the land of the Kushan.

This ground-based RTS is available for pre-order right here, at this moment only for proud owners of PCs, and if you do decide to order it now in addition to this game you will also get a free copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam. However if you are an avid fan and you already own the Remastered Collection, you will get a 20% on this game instead.

Rumor has it that if you want to unlock the secrets of Homeworld, first you have to unlock the secrets of the Kharak desert. In the words of Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software:

After more than a decade-long hiatus for Homeworld, it is an immense honor in the last year to launch two new entries in the Homeworld franchise: an incredible, critically acclaimed remastering of the original Homeworld games and now the all-new, ground-based, real-time-strategy game called Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. This revival of Homeworld is possible not merely because of commitment within my studio at Gearbox Software, but is due to Rob and his crew at Blackbird, along with other key members of the original Homeworld team, who have come together to deliver a modern spin on the ground-based roots of the strategy genre with an epic story that takes us back to where the Homeworld saga began.

You’ve heard it Homeworld fans. The wait is officially over. Rejoice in thy faith!

Michael Maddox is Editor-in-Chief at Fists of Heaven, and can be reached at mike [at] fistsofheaven.com

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