Soban Fleet Pack

Soban

This fleet pack will add the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The Soban Fleet includes an all new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER and BATTLECRUISER, as well as unique Soban textures for all units and new Soban Carrier Captain voiceover and processing for just $6.99. SOBAN FLEET ADD-ON PACK AVAILABLE NOW. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert. GET THE PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TODAY! EXPERIENCE AN ORIGIN STORY.

This fleet pack will add the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The Soban Fleet includes a new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER and BATTLECRUISER. Additional Features New Soban Carrier Captain Voice New Soban voice processing Unique Soban Textures for all units in the fleet Soban Carrier. The new DLC package contains the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The Soban Fleet includes an all new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER and BATTLECRUISER.

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Soban Fleet Pack Kiith Soban are a highly respected force within the Northern Coalition. Although their tactical prowess is renowned, it is their ability to leverage advanced military technologies to deliver devastating long-range attacks, disrupt enemy movements, and manipulate the battlefield that has made them one of the most effective.

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Release Date5/27/2017
GenreStrategy
PublisherGearbox
DRMSteam
IncludesSingle-player
Multi-player
LanguagesEnglish
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Russian
Polish

Description

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
A ground-based RTS prequel to the classic Homeworld games. Assemble your fleet and lead them to victory on the shifting sands of Kharak in this compelling strategy game for PC from Blackbird Interactive.
Deserts of Kharak Expedition Guide
This companion application to Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak features detailed backstory and lore to the Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Operation Khadiim, the expedition to the Jaraci Object. Learn more about the people, military equipment and the planet of Kharak.
Soban Fleet Pack
Kiith Soban are a highly respected force within the Northern Coalition. Although their tactical prowess is renowned, it is their ability to leverage advanced military technologies to deliver devastating long-range attacks, disrupt enemy movements, and manipulate the battlefield that has made them one of the most effective fleets to enter the battlefield in years.
Khaaneph Fleet Pack
Known as the harbingers of death, the Khaaneph are a mysterious, nomadic people dwelling in the deep Southern Desert. Through intercepted transmissions, we know they are greatly feared by our most tenacious enemy, the Gaalsien. Our own reconnaissance confirms their mastery of the battlefield. Modifying scavenged and captured Gaalsien technology to deadly effect, both their technology and tactics are offensive-based. The Khaaneph often attack in waves and can swiftly disrupt resource operations, flank enemy forces, launch explosive drones, and bombard their prey with a hail of missiles.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak - Soundtrack
The official soundtrack of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak by Paul Ruskay! Includes over 100 tracks from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and 15 bonus tracks all in .MP3 and FLAC format.

Items included in this bundle:

  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
  • Deserts of Kharak Expedition Guide
  • Soban Fleet Pack
  • Khaaneph Fleet Pack
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak - Soundtrack
© 2016 Battlestar, LLC. Published and distributed by Gearbox Software. Homeworld, Gearbox and the Gearbox Software logos are registered trademarks, and Deserts of Kharak and the Homeworld logo are trademarks, all used courtesy of Gearbox Software, LLC.

Requirements

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7/8/10
Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1 GHz) / AMD A10 5800k (3.8 GHz)
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT 440 (1024 MB) / Radeon HD 4890 (1024 MB)
Storage: 8 GB available space
RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-950 (3.0 GHz) / AMD FX-4300 (3.8 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 770 (2048 MB) / Radeon HD 7770 (1024 MB)
Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.

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2016 kicked off for real-time strategy fans in very fine fashion. We loved Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak at the Wargamer FOB, and I daresay it'll be on the docket come December Game of the Year discussions. If you're chasing a large part of what makes the prodigal third outing of the venerated series so special, stir up some Tang and sit back with our exclusive Blackbird Interactive interview. But enough of the past. Onwards to the future, with Deserts of Kharak's first DLC pack hitting digital shelves this week.

The Kiith Soban Fleet DLC looks to jazz up skirmish and multiplayer with a fresh take on a few conventional Coalition vehicles seen prior. I've had few sessions in the sandbox with Kiith S'jet's high-tech comrades-in-arms, and while the pack won't win over the ambivalent, six-odd bones for a clutch of gorgeous new variants and abilities is compelling if the sand stayed between your toes.

New voicework, designs and textures herald the Soban fleet, with the command carrier sporting a inclined prow and armoured tread skirts. Where the Kapisi itself suggested a rolling Pacific flattop, the Soban carrier looks to infer lines of a modern wheeled IFV; a sort of gargantuan Stryker or Puma. Eschewing rail-driven point defense in place of conventional cannons, sporting a logistics module that can deploy slow fields and an area-of-effect anti-vehicle microwave emitter, the Soban command carrier has teeth.

The Soban Battlecruiser does as its mother-carrier in switching out the small caliber weapons systems for dual rail-guns, offering lower rates of fire for a harder punch. Sporting an altered cab, the Baserunner can fire off an EMP that temporarily disables enemy weapons, with the tracked Rail-gun now able to paint targets, upping the damage assisting units do to the unlucky machines downrange. Given Deserts of Kharak is not a game with extensive faction-specific motorpools, these small wrinkles go much further than you'd expect. If anything, the Soban feel a little closer to their deep-desert Gaalsi agitators. It's an interesting place to be.

This all coincides with a new patch that straightens out a few kinks regarding camera, and adds a replay mode for the purposes of evaluation and industrial-grade screenshotting.

The Soban Fleet addition to Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is certainly welcome. My only hope is that this will eventually pave the way for single player expansions. Unless there's a drastic or inspired overhaul to the multiplayer, I can't see faction-related kit hooking those beyond those already invested. Certainly not unless it's eventually folded into a greater campaign expansion pack. Let's hope that is the case.

The Kiith Soban Fleet DLC pack drops March 23rd.

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