"We want fighters to be useful all the time. So we have a lot of upgrades to make them better. They'll also be better for taking out subsystems. Other ships can target the subsystems, but if you send a squadron of bombers they should be able to decimate the subsystems. Kind of like in
Star Wars where it took an X-Wing to disable the Death Star." -
Josh Mosquiera, Lead Designer
maybe be smaller and weaker, but their speed allows them to
swoop past slower defenders and sneak in under the firing
arcs of bigger ships. Without a proper balance of combined
fleets, it is possible for a fighter squadron to disable
even a Battlecruiser." - Dan Irish, Executive
of ships range from the small and agile fighters, equipped
with anything from standard weapons to powerful torpedoes,
to the gigantic and slow moving, yet extraordinarily
powerful battleships. Without corvette escorts to take down
fighters, capital ships are vulnerable to torpedoes, without
frigates your fighters will be vulnerable to the corvettes
that mince them." - Dan
Adams, IGN PC
newest images (top three at right) show a new texture scheme
for this fighter. I kind of liked the 15 and diagonal stripe
They are winged, twin-engined, and appear to have a
centerline weapon mount poking out the middle of a twin-pronged nose.
They can be easily classified as Hiigaran by their gray-white-orange coloration
and the distinctive "15" insignia. It has a rotary
cannon very similar to those on the original Kushan
I had to guess, I would say that this is the Hiigaran update
of the Interceptor.
some of the shots, the fighters are attacking Hiigaran ships
with the same insignia. It
may seem puzzling that these ships that appear to be on
the same side are attacking each other, but one must keep in mind that
Relic developers frequently have friendly ships attack each
other to get some easy combat screenshots. Early
Homeworld shots often showed fighters attacking
their own ships (such as the sequence of images from the
Homeworld manual of Kushan fighters attacking
heavy cruiser), so one must
be careful not to read too much into this.
first glance, in the ninth shot at right it appears that
there are two different types of fighter here; the group of
three near the top of the screen with their noses pointing
downward look a little different from the others to left.
However, on closer inspection, it becomes clear that
these are all the same type of fighter, but we're looking at the
underside of some as they're heading away from the camera.
the substantial difference in scale between the fighters and
the frigate. The frigate seems to be about as large in
comparison to the fighters as a heavy cruiser was in Homeworld.
is no official information on this ship as yet.