Despite it’s imminent release on January 20, we are yet to see any real action of the real-time strategy game Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, set for release on PC.
However Blackbird Interactive sat down with IGN recently to preview a couple of missions from the prequel to the classic Homeworld space-based strategy games.
Releasing for PC next week, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is set 114 years before the original Homeworld on the eponymous planet of Kharak, where an expedition is sent to investigate an unidentified object in the Great Banded Desert which is commanded by Rachel S’Jet, a direct ancestor of Karen S’Jet (the protagonist of Homeworld).
The game clearly wants to stick close to its roots to appease its long-term fans, but also make sure it is very much its own project. This is clearly evident in the way the actual gameplay is set (as far as we know) on ground as opposed to in space itself.
The two videos, with Blackbird CEO Rob Cunningham and Lead Designer Rory McGuire, show the opening cinematic and an early mission: