New real-time strategy (RTS) game Homeworld Deserts of Kharak is this week preparing to launch and its developers Blackbird Interactive, have released a new launch trailer to whet your appetite before it becomes available on January 20th, 2016.
The Blackbird Interactive game studio consists of a team that were involved with designing and creating the first Homeworld created under Relic Entertainment back in 1999 and the latest Deserts of Kharak was planned to be an off-brand spiritual successor to the Homeworld franchise.
However with the untimely demise of THQ, back in 2013 Gearbox purchased the rights to the Homeworld IP and decided to partner with Blackbird enabling them to use the official Homeworld license.The new title is now available to preorder via Steam and Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is normally priced at £29.99 or $49.99 depending on your location. But ahead of its launch its developers are offering it at a 20% discount for owners of the Homeworld Remastered Collection.
Check out the latest trailer below to whet your appetite and learn more about what you can expect from this new game which is being launched 16 years after the original.
A ground-based RTS prequel to the classic Homeworld games. Assemble your fleet and lead them to victory on the shifting sands of Kharak in this compelling strategy game. Crafted by Blackbird Interactive, a studio founded by veterans of Homeworld and Company of Heroes, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak takes players to the deserts of Kharak where danger lurks over every dune.
EXPERIENCE AN ORIGIN STORY
In Deserts of Kharak’s campaign, an anomaly is discovered deep in the southern desert. An expedition is sent, but the story is not that simple. Discover the story of Rachel S’jet as she leads her people on a quest to find their destiny in an exciting campaign.
HEAVY DUTY HARDWARE
Take control of fleets of land and air vehicles – from nimble light attack vehicles to massive heavyweight cruisers – built to conquer the desert.
Fight your way across massive dune seas, deep craters, and hostile canyons in sprawling maps – all in unprecedented fidelity and scale.
Position your fleet to take advantage of the high ground or create ambushes across dune lines in terrestrial combat. Attack your enemies’ resource operations, or assault their military head-on.
Meaningful choices in resource management, fleet composition, and technology research directly impact your chances of survival.
Compete online solo or with friends in a variety of game modes, including ranked play, to rise through the ranks and become the most powerful Fleet Captain on Kharak.