Blackbird Interactive postpones Homeworld 3 release, now slated for May 13.


February 8, 2024 by our News Team

Homeworld 3's global launch has been delayed until May 13, with advanced access beginning on May 10, to allow for final tweaks based on feedback from a dedicated group of players, and the Collector's Edition is still available for pre-order through official retail partners.

  • The public demo allowed for valuable feedback and insights from a large group of players.
  • The delay in the global launch shows a commitment to delivering a high-quality gaming experience.
  • The Collector's Edition will still be available for purchase and will arrive in time for the advanced access period.


Greetings, Commanders! We hope you’ve been relishing your first foray into Homeworld 3 with our thrilling War Games public demo. It’s been an absolute delight watching you dive into the game, sharing your experiences, strategizing, and providing us with invaluable feedback. This was our first opportunity to witness the game being played on a large scale, and it was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking.

In addition to the public demo, we recently assembled a dedicated group of players from outside our organizations to play through the entirety of Homeworld 3. This allowed us to gain fresh insights and perspectives that will contribute to making Homeworld 3 an unparalleled gaming experience. After carefully analyzing all the feedback we received, we made the decision to delay the global launch of Homeworld 3 until May 13, with advanced access beginning on May 10. This extra time will enable us to make the final tweaks necessary to deliver the level of quality that both we and you, the players, strive for and deserve.

We are fully aware that you, as a passionate community of players, have been eagerly awaiting this next installment in the Homeworld series. We cannot express enough how deeply appreciative we are of your patience. Rest assured, we will keep you well-informed of our progress every step of the way. We welcome you to continue providing your valuable feedback through our social channels, the Homeworld Universe Discord, and our support page.

Thank you all for joining us on this incredible journey, and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates with you soon. Gearbox and BBI extend their heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.

We understand that you may have some follow-up questions regarding this announcement. Please find below a FAQ section that addresses some of the common queries:

Q: Will I be able to re-order the Collector’s Edition if my previous order was cancelled?
A: Each retail partner has their own system for determining when and if they will re-list a product for sale after a release date change. We have provided updated information to all retailers who previously had the Collector’s Edition available for sale, and they will communicate any changes as soon as possible.

Q: Why was my Collector’s Edition order cancelled on Amazon?
A: When retailers do not receive a product within their expected timeline, automated processes can be triggered, resulting in delay or cancellation notices being sent out to customers. This is likely what happened to your order. We have informed all our retail partners about the new release window, and we anticipate the Collector’s Edition to be relisted or delivery dates to be updated soon.

Q: Is the Collector’s Edition still available for pre-order?
A: Yes, as long as it has not sold out in your chosen region/retailer. Official retail partners can be found on the Homeworld Universe website.

Q: When will my Collector’s Edition arrive? Will it arrive in time for the Advanced Access period?
A: For players who purchased the Collector’s Edition through Fig, Gearbox Publishing will ensure timely delivery for the new advanced access date of May 10, 2024. For those who purchased from other retailers, they will receive the Collector’s Edition from Gearbox Publishing in time to ship them to customers for the new advanced access date of May 10, 2024. Please note that delivery dates cannot be guaranteed due to various factors beyond our control, such as shipping terms and general shipping issues.

Q: Is my Collector’s Edition digital key included in the physical shipment?
A: Yes, your digital download code will be packed inside your Collector’s Edition box. We are unable to email your key separately.

Q: How can I update my shipping address for the Collector’s Edition?
A: If you purchased the Collector’s Edition through Fig, please contact Customer Support to update your address. For those who purchased through other retailers, address updates should be made directly with the retailer.

Q: I missed out on ordering a Collector’s Edition previously. Where can I purchase one?
A: Details about official retail partners can be found on the Homeworld Universe website.

Once again, we express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support, patience, and understanding.

Blackbird Interactive postpones Homeworld 3 release, now slated for May 13.

Blackbird Interactive postpones Homeworld 3 release, now slated for May 13.

Blackbird Interactive postpones Homeworld 3 release, now slated for May 13.

Blackbird Interactive postpones Homeworld 3 release, now slated for May 13.

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