The Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak story teaser trailer was released today

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, despite seemingly coming out of nowhere, was in the making for about three years now. Initially it started under a completely different name, that of Hardware: Shipbreakers, as a spiritual successor to the Homeworld franchise by some of the old developers.

Luckily Gearbox, who owns the Homeworld license these days, saw potential in the game and officially partnered with them thus securing both the license and much needed resources for a new Homeworld game to appear.

With the release date set for a relatively close January 20th Gearbox has finally decided to give us a glimpse at the story of Deserts of Kharak in the shape of a trailer titled "Primary Anomaly".


Deserts of Kharak is going to be a prequel to the events that occurred in Homeworld and will follow Rachel S'jet as she leads her people to their destiny, whatever that might be. If the name sounds familiar its because she shares the same surname as Karan S'jet, the Fleet Commander in Homeworld but what their connection is exactly is so far unknown.

As for the trailer most of it seemed to be done through in-game footage and while a couple of vehicles looked a bit weak on the texture front I would say that it was overall pretty good, and most importantly very Homeworldy.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is slated to arrive on January 20th and the pre-order is currently on a 20% discount from the regular price of $50 / €45,99 on Steam. Besides the 20% discount you will also be granted the Homeworld: Remastered collection to play right now.

The Homeworld: Remastered collection brings graphical and gameplay updates to two classic PC RTS games and is definitely something I'd recommend for people in to real time strategy.

Now while I'm usually very anti pre-ordering I have to admit that the deal on offer here is quite good so if you know you're going to enjoy the oldschool Homeworld games you might as well go for it given that the Homeworld: Remastered collection still holds a high price on its own.