Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software proudly present Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, the newest installment in the landmark real-time strategy series. Developed by veterans of the franchise, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a new, ground-based prequel to the classic Homeworld games. It is now available for purchase on Steam for $49.99.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is the story of a dying planet and a perilous expedition to save it. Take control of Rachel S’jet, chief science officer, as she leads a fleet of coalition forces deep into enemy territory in search of the ‘primary anomaly’; Kharak slowly seeps into arid ruin, but if rumors are to be believed, there might still be salvation lying in wait.
“Along with Gearbox Software, we are thrilled to be breathing new life into the Homeworld franchise, something we are obviously very passionate about,” said Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive. “We think fans will love experiencing how the Homeworld story began with Deserts of Kharak.”
“Backing Rob and the team at Blackbird Interactive so that we all could experience an authentic and passionately developed new entry to the Homeworld saga has been a thrill,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “When you play Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak I am confident you will feel and appreciate the Blackbird Interactive team’s commitment to the real-time-strategy genre as well as their reverence for the very franchise many of them helped to create as part of the original Homeworld development team.”
What can players expect from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak?
•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.
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.
Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert. Explore the Deserts of Kharak today.