Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak dev teases next project

New Year is apparently the time for teasing your fans with images possibly related to your next game, and Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak developer Blackbird Interactive got in on the fun with a few pictures posted to its Facebook page. Contrary to the outer space-set original Homeworld games, and their planetbound prequel Deserts of Kharak, the three images show some sleek futuristic planes doing their thing in...the sky. Homeworld: Skies of Kharak confirmed? Maybe! Or perhaps it's something totally different (although the planes wouldn't look out of place in the Homeworld universe).

A few Facebook users noted the similarity of the skull motif to that used by the Skull Squadron in Robotech/Macross, but as a developer laughed that off in a reply, and as it's a bit out of leftfield, it seems an unlikely explanation.

I don't have any answers I'm afraid, although the most likely, I reckon, is a spot of DLC for Deserts of Kharak. Speaking of which, Rob Zacny liked that a whole lot when he reviewed it around this time last year.

Cheers, PCGamesN.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.