Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive have announced the news that Homeworld 3 has been delayed until May 13, 2024. Originally set for a March release this year, the news was officially announced in a statement via X (formerly Twitter). You can read the full statement below:
Hello, Commanders –
We hope you all have been enjoying your first-time going hands-on with Homeworld 3 during our public demo of War Games.
Watching you share your experiences, exchange and debate strategies, and give us constant feedback has been incredible. This was our first time seeing the game played at scale, which is always an equally thrilling and nerve-wracking moment.
We also recently gathered a dedicated group of players from outside our organizations to play through the full game. This resulted in additional insights and perspective that will be incorporated to make Homeworld 3 the best experience possible.
After careful analysis of feedback, we made the decision to delay the global launch of Homeworld 3 until May 13, with advanced access set for May 10, to ensure that we’re making the final tweaks needed to deliver at the level of quality that we strive for and you deserve.
To say that you as a community of players have been waiting patiently for this next installment would be an understatement, and we are deeply appreciative of that. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.
As always, you’re welcome to send your feedback via social channels, the Homeworld Universe Discord, and through our support page.
Thank you all for playing, and we’ll talk again soon –
Gearbox and BBI
For players who purchased the Fleet Command Edition or Collector’s Edition, they’ll be able to start playing on May 10. It’s never good to see a game delayed, but many would agree it’s better to have a game release in the best shape it can, and we’re sure Homeworld 3 is going to be worth the wait.