Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is the newest title in the Homeworld series. It's story functions as a prequel, however.
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Set 100 years before the events of the original Homeworld, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak follows a military expedition led by Rachel S'jet. Kharak is the exile home of the Kushan (Hiigaran) people, and is a dying, desert world filled with warring clans. In the southern deserts, specifically the Great Banded Desert, an anomaly is detected. Called the Jaraci Object, this "primary anomaly" is likely the starship Khar-Toba, which was revealed in Homeworld 2. Departing from the Epsilon Base aboard the land carrier Kapisi, Rachet S'jet is tasked with investigating this wreckage. The plan is derailed, however, when a group of zealots known as the Kiith Gaalsien attack Epsilon base and other surrounding installations.