Blackbird Interactive, developers of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak [Gaming Nexus score 8.8 out of 10] and the Homeworld Remastered Collection [GN score 9 out of 10], today announced a publishing deal with Focus Home Interactive. Blackbird's previous games were published by the relatively less active Gearbox Publishing.
Aside from the newly announced Homeworld 3, Blackbird has been working on three more top secret projects—one of which will be revealed in full at next month's PAX East in Boston, MA. Their next reveal could be any one of these three intentionally vague projects:
Project #1 is our own internally developed IP. It is a genre-defying first person action game which we can’t wait to get into the hands of gamers around the world.
Project #2 is a new take on RTS gameplay that combines Blackbird’s distinct art style with fast-paced combat. Classified top secret. For now…
Project #3 is an incredibly unique third person action game meant for all platforms. We are dying to tell you more, but you know… Super Mega Top Secret!
We're about a month out from this new reveal. It'll be interesting to see if Blackbird veers off its real-time strategy strategy and goes for one of those first-person or third-person action games next.
January 22, 2020
Focus Home Interactive and Blackbird Interactive are delighted to announce their partnership on a new game to be revealed later this year
Focus Home Interactive, publishers of World War Z, Greedfall, A Plague Tale: Innocence, and many more, are delighted to announce their partnership with Blackbird Interactive, creators of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and the upcoming Homeworld 3, on a new project. Set in an original IP and combining Focus Home’s love of innovative, new experiences with Blackbird’s deep knowledge and enjoyment of sci-fi settings, the upcoming game is sure to delight and intrigue audiences when it is unveiled at PAX East next month.
Blackbird Interactive is an independent Vancouver-based studio formed of game development veterans, with multiple titles in development. In 2016 Blackbird released the critically acclaimed RTS Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, which Gamespot called “a real-time strategy masterpiece”. In 2018 the company released the free educational Mars base simulation Project Eagle, in association with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They are currently hard at work on the recently announced Homeworld 3, as well as a number of other titles. Blackbird's new project in partnership with Focus Home Interactive is the product of a dedicated and passionate team who have been working hard to create an innovative game based on a brand new IP.
Rob Cunningham, CEO and founder of Blackbird Interactive said today: “We are truly excited to work with the Focus team. From our first meeting it was clear they are a perfect fit to help deliver BBI's innovative new game to a wide audience. Focus genuinely shares our vision to create high-quality original titles and have completely embraced the new world we are crafting. We feel extremely fortunate and grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to an exciting and productive partnership!”
Focus Home Interactive’s John Bert, Chief Operating Officer, said today: “We are delighted to bring Blackbird on board the Focus flagship as we continue to invest in new and innovative games that will delight players for years to come. It’s also fantastic to be able to reveal this game in full at PAX East 2020, the premiere gaming culture convention running yearly in Boston, Massachusetts.”
The new game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive will be revealed at PAX East 2020 and released later this year.