How Much Would You Pay for the Homeworld 2 HD Remake?

Gearbox shelled out more than $1.35 million to snatch up the rights to Homeworld during the THQ liquidation back in April, and now the studio wants your help to ensure the classic RTS makes a triumphant return.

A new Homeworld online survey from Gearbox gauges gamer interest in the series and, specifically, the previously announced HD remake of Homeworld 2. Evidently, Gearbox isn’t sure how much to charge fans for the remake, and that’s really the core of the survey (I told Gearbox $15 sounded fair).

The studio also mentions a Collector’s Edition of Homeworld 2 HD, asking survey takers what should be included in a CE package (art book, in-game goodies, art prints?) and how much they’d be willing to pay for it. Of note, Gearbox also asks if there is interest in a standalone Homeworld hardcover art book and, if so, how much it should cost.

The survey suggests Gearbox’s Homeworld 2 remake, which was announced in July, is coming soon. Can’t wait. And don’t forget, an all-new Homeworld is coming from the folks at Blackbird Interactive. The startup studio was created by a number of former Relic Entertainment devs and they originally intended to make a spiritual successor to Homeworld called Hardware: Shipbreakers. However, with Gearbox’s gracious consent, Hardware: Shipbreakers was transformed into a full-on Homeworld game back in September.

2014 is shaping up to be a Homeworld kind of year.

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7 Comments on How Much Would You Pay for the Homeworld 2 HD Remake?

Aedelric

On December 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

I agree Mike 15 sounds fair.

I really enjoyed Homeworld I & II and would happily buy them again if they came as improved HD remakes.

What I would not pay is 20 for the exact same game, zero improvements. Essentially what Square does with Final Fantasy VII & VIII.

Jap's Eye

On December 28, 2013 at 5:27 am

And what Activision does with COD at a higher price point.

rickshaw

On December 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

The problem is all these new games are becoming so very disappointing upon their release, so 10 – 15 sounds like a fair punt.
I’m so fed up with paying out 40-60 for utter crap and the current trend come developer prize loophole is unfinished work spiraling on a never ending beta, alpha, early access, rubbish RIPOFF!.

Theones2k

On December 29, 2013 at 7:04 am

$0 I didn’t like Homeworld so I won’t buy it

Justin E.

On December 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I would pay $20 for a combo 1&2 HD set.

Bla303

On January 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

I would pay 40 for the combo, but if the game was sold with extras (model ships, concept art, posters) then I would be more then willing to pay 100+.

But onistly I would pay any price ( that’s not R-E-tarded, like 600) just because im a big fan of all THREE games. I have been playing Homeworld for the last 12 years and will continue too and im hoping that the
re-release will make new fans and bring back old fans to enjoy these great games.

Also, I have high hopes that with the reboot of the franchise will come more games to extend the story and universe of homeworld.

Sh3w

On February 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm

I’d drop $45-$60 on HW1&2 combo. Those games were incredible, and to see them again in HD, with an updated score and artwork… that’s an easy decision.