Homeworld 3 Delayed Again

Blackbird Interactive xeets the news that Homeworld 3 has hit another snag in the space-time continuum, and is delayed again. Barely two months after announcing a March 8th release date comes news the sci-fi RTS sequel is now due on May 13th, with Early Access on May 10th. Here's the post, converted from image to text and from brutal all-caps to sentence case:
We hope you all have been enjoying your first-time going hands-on with Homeworld 3 during our public demo of war games.

Watching you share your experiences. Exchange and debate strategies, and give us constant feedback has been incredible. This was our first time seeing the game played at scale, which is always an equally thrilling and nerve-wracking moment.

We also recently gathered a dedicated group of players from outside our organizations to play through the full game. This resulted in additional insights and perspective that will be incorporated to make Homeworld 3 the best experience possible.

After careful analysis of feedback, we made the decision to delay the global launch of Homeworld 3 until May 13, with advanced access set for May 10, to ensure that we're making the final tweaks needed to deliver at the level of quality that we strive for and you deserve.

To say that you as a community of players have been waiting patiently for this next installment would be an understatement, and we are deeply appreciative of that. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

As always, you're welcome to send your feedback via social channels, the Homeworld Universe discord. And through our support page.

Thank you all for playing, and we'll talk again soon.
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Prez wrote on Feb 8, 2024, 12:59:
Oh I agree - I'd rather them parse through the feedback and make the right changes that will improve the game. That's a win for everyone. The trick is ignoring the pile-on nature of negativity, in knowing what feedback is good and what can be implemented, and not making changes based on only a vocal minority. The key to me is offering as much choice as you possibly can.

Weird how people forget that the Homeworld games were not smash hits. They became popular after their sale run. People in general cannot handle a 3D game world for an RTS. I don't understand it but I've talked to a developer who was a big part of the Homeworld series and he confirmed that people just do not adjust to true 3D space. I've never had an issue with it but I'm in a minority...

That is why I'm pleasantly surprised that they are making a Homeworld 3 at all. I hope I'm wrong and it turns out that a lot of people like it...but it was always going to be a tough sell to the masses.

I don't have a significant issue with the controls at all. HW is not a twitch RTS where victory is measured by your KPI...not sure what people were expecting.
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