Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is ready to take players back to the universe of the classic RTS series. The game will serve as a prequel to the original Homeworld game, showing you the initial expedition that sent humanity out into the stars. We’ve seen previous trailers give a better understanding of the overall story, but today Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive are giving players a peek behind the scenes.
The Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak developer diary is sort of a mini making of featurette, presenting over eight minutes of footage, including gameplay and interviews with the developers. “Get an intimate look at the creation of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and learn how the team at Blackbird Interactive brought the feeling of Homeworld to the deserts of Kharak in this behind-the-scenes developer diary.
“Lead the expedition that started it all in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a ground-based sci-fi RTS from Blackbird Interactive, a studio founded by veterans of the Homeworld and Company of Heroes franchises when Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak comes to Windows PC on January 20.
“Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak takes players to the deserts of Kharak where danger lurks over every dune. Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert.”
One important piece of info that I noticed while watching the video was that the 3D aspect of the series’ gameplay won’t be ignored this time around. With the original games, being set in space offered a new piece for players to enjoy, that of strategy in a 3D setting. Many feared that this would be lost with Deserts of Kharak, as it is set on a planet. Though it will likely be a much smaller part of the experience, it seems that Blackbird are still incorporating 3D movement in some fashion.
Gamers who purchase the game will also receive a free copy of the Homeworld Remastered Collection. Those who already have the HD remake will receive a 20% discount on the prequel right off the top.