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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak announced with a January 2016 release date

Blackbird and Gearbox have finally given us a release date for the upcoming Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

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Back in October, we saw a teaser for Homeworld: Shipbreakers, which has since become Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

The story is that of the origins of Rachel S’jet as she heads The Coalition of the Northern kiithid's expedition across the the desert of Kharak to investigate an anomaly that could be the planet's salvation.

"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,” said Gearbox president, Randy Pitchford.

CEO of Blackbird Interactive, Rob Cunningham, said, "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."

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak will be coming to PC on January 20, 2016.

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