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Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak Gets First DLC

Anyone still playing Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak [official site], our first new Homeworld game in a hundred million years? It may have ditched the spaceships, but it did well at retaining the langorous pace and titanic scale. I had a good time, but I can’t pretend I’ve been back to it since release. Question is whether the first round of DLC is likely to pull distractable quitters like me back in.

The Soban Fleet Pack is a clutch of new units, including a whole new carrier, for Skirmish and multiplayer. No new story and no new maps, so it’s not really my kind of party, but the new toys look pretty neat and pleasingly industrial.

My main interest in any Homeworld game is the visual design, and the Kith Soban vehicles in the DLC certainly have a requisite touch of Foss to them. You get a new Carrier, Railgun, Baserunner and Battlecruiser all told, and while each one has some tweaked weapons, they don’t appear to represent an enormous remix of the units we already know.

The pack’s out March 22nd, which is next Tuesday, and will cost a perhaps slightly optimistic $6.99 (I don’t have a UK or Euro price yet, but would guess at £3.99 – £4.99). There are full details here, and Some Lore (warning: PDF) here, too.

It’s not quite enough to lure me back, though later DLC might change that. I’ll certainly be popping back into Homeworld Remastered Collection from time-to-time, though. Whaddaya think? Are you going Homeworld again?

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