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.