Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software have announced that Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak will be coming out on PC on January 20. “After more than a decade-long hiatus for Homeworld, it is an immense honor in the last year to launch two new entries in the Homeworld franchise: an incredible, critically acclaimed remastering of the original Homeworld games and now the all-new, ground-based, real-time-strategy game called Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. Deserts of Kharak will be an origin story where chief science officer "Rachel S'jet leads an expedition to find salvation." Players will control fleets of units "from nimble light attack vehicles to massive heavyweight cruisers," and will fight their way across the "massive environments" of Kharak. There will also be online multiplayer. "The planet is dying, but deep in the southern sands of Kharak, an anomaly has been discovered," says the game's description. "Could Kharak’s salvation lie in the desert? Led by chief science officer Rachel S’jet, the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid sends an expedition deep within enemy-controlled territory to investigate the finding, which could forever seal the fate of humanity."