Blackbird is working on. Publisher Focus Home Interactive announced on its forums that it is also working with the studio on an entirely new project. It said nothing about what that project might be, allowing only that it's "an original IP," but it did hint that some sort of space-based shenanigans will be involved, saying that it will combine "Focus Home’s love of innovative, new experiences with Blackbird’s deep knowledge and enjoyment of sci-fi settings."
"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," Blackbird Interactive founder and CEO Rob Cunningham said. "We feel extremely fortunate and grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to an exciting and productive partnership."
" The net result, we said in our 90/100 review, is "a terrific RTS that sets itself apart from the rest of the genre's recent games [and] an excellent Homeworld game that reinvents the series while also recapturing its magic."
The announcement suggests that Blackbird's new thing will have no impact on the development of Homeworld 3, but I've reached out to inquire just in case. It will be revealed at PAX East, which runs March 27-February 1, and is expected to be out later this year.