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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Will Launch January 20th on Windows

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Will Launch January 20th on Windows

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Will Launch January 20th on Windows

Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software invite you to lead the expedition that began the Homeworld saga


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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak started out as Hardware: Shipbreakers back in 2013. When a collaboration was subsequently formed between Blackbird Interactive (founded by veterans of Homeworld and Company of Heroes) and Gearbox Software, the game changed to become  part of the Homeworld universe.

Kharak is dying, but an anomaly has been discovered deep in its southern sands. Could Kharak’s salvation lie here?

The Coalition of the Northern Kiithid sends an expedition led by chief science officer Rachel S’jet deep within enemy-controlled territory to investigate the finding, which could forever alter the fate of humanity.

Rob Cunningham, CEO, Blackbird Interactive: When we signed this project in front of the crowd at the 2013 PAX Dev, Randy [Pitchford] spoke about Gearbox’s commitment to quality entertainment and taking risks, and they have fully delivered on that message. All of us at Blackbird are super proud of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, and we owe it to the outstanding team at Gearbox. Words fail to describe how exciting it is to be releasing a new Homeworld game, deepening the story for both existing fans and a new audience alike.

Randy Pitchford, President, 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.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak will be available for PC/Windows January 20th on Steam. Pre-order the game and you’ll receive the Homeworld Remastered Collection for free. If you already own Homeworld Remastered, you’ll get a special pre-purchase discount on Kharak (log onto Steam for details).


Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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