Homeworld and Homeworld 2 High Definition Remakes Announced

Gearbox has announced plans to release high-definition remakes of Relic Entertainment’s real-time strategy games in spaaaaaace, Homeworld and Homeworld 2.┬áThe announcement was made at a panel at PAX Australia earlier today (via Polygon). Gearbox also intends to release the two original games in their unmodified format on digital distribution platforms to the PC.

The company had previously purchased the rights to the Homeworld IP for $1.35 million from THQ following the dissolution of that publisher earlier this April. Gearbox issued a statement to the effect that its chief creative officer, Brian Martel, had “personally spearheaded the acquisition” of the Homeworld license and that the company would make it their highest priority to make the games accessible on Steam and other digital platforms. To acquire the rights to the series, the studio went up against the likes of fans who’d put up their own Kickstarter fund in an attempt to acquire the game.

The original Homeworld was developed at Company of Heroes studio Relic Entertainment and released in 1999. Its sequel, Homeworld 2, came out in 2003. Both titles are exclusive to the PC.

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3 Comments on Homeworld and Homeworld 2 High Definition Remakes Announced

BoBALOSA

On July 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

to this day, there has yet to be a game like homeworld. the story/lore was amazing, the game play was endless entertainment, the use of full 3D space to fight in rather then a 3D models on a 2D battlefield, the space battles involving the capital ships to fighters was great to watch, to hear the battle chatter, and the music to the game is epic to say the least.

Russell

On July 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

Cool game, would be cooler if they made a third one. :)

Kakyo01

On July 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I loved playing Homeworld with my friends in multiplayer matches (flanking an enemy force from all sides was great)

but Gearbox’s current track record isn’t… good… to put it mildly

I’ll wait for the (trustworthy) reviews of this game before I decide anything