The Remastered Collection's positive critical reviews and reception by the former active community as well as the Deserts of Kharak's respectable performance were enough to convince publisher Gearbox and the affiliated development studio Blackbird Interactive to follow up with the creation of a new game, in direct continuity with the original saga. Developers launched a successful mixed crowdfunding/investment campaign on Fig in late 2019, which went on to generate the highest donation average in the platform's history. Along with this campaign the team allows contributors to take part in exclusive surveys, in order to determine which elements of the original trilogy were most appreciated and hence guide future development. Some key personnel from the original development studio Relic are among the teams developing the game, namely design director Rob Cunningham and score creator Paul Ruskay Gearbox was acquired by Embracer Group in February 2021. As a result, Gearbox had to cancel the investment portion of the Fig campaign in June 2021, prior to obtaining money from those that had pledged to invest. No change was made to those that backed the game through the crowdfunding mechanism. Homeworld 3 will be made to resemble its two predecessors, and will therefore be a 3D RTS in a cosmic environment. According to information from the developer team, following the responses to partner surveys, the game boasts an extensive campaign mode, giving solo gameplay an important role.