Relic Reclaims Homeworld

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Relic Entertainment owner THQ has acquired the rights to the Homeworld franchise from Vivendi Universal. According to a recently discovered trademark document, the rights to the Homeworld name changed hands August 14, 2007. A similar transfer of the Homeworld: Cataclysm expansion trademark was made the same day. Although it’s not specified, it’s highly unlikely THQ would have bought the name without acquiring the license to use the intellectual property.

Homeworld is a groundbreaking Real Time Strategy title in which players control a vast space fleet, maneuvering their ships on a fully 3D plane. Relic which originally developed Homeworld (1997) was purchased by THQ in 2004 and has gone on to develop Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004) and Company of Heroes (2006).

It logically follows that THQ must have some plans to develop a new game for the series, which fits with its releases of more ambitious hardcore-oriented PC titles than any other publisher such as Iron Lore’s Titan Quest, Gas Powered Games’ Supreme Commander, and GSC Game World’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

via ShackNews

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11 Comments on Relic Reclaims Homeworld

erathoniel

On November 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Just waiting for Homeworld 3!

Mothra43

On November 6, 2007 at 3:05 am

I hope they make Homeworld 3 also, I’ve enjoyed and have been waiting for a new one for awhile now.

ThatGuy

On November 6, 2007 at 5:24 pm

I would give my left nut for homeworld 3

Cro

On January 21, 2008 at 7:18 pm

:shock: Wow did not expect them to make this game. I hope they make it and market it correctly so more people play!

Omniconsum3r

On March 24, 2008 at 5:49 pm

*Passes out*

Rafael Maldonado Jr

On March 27, 2008 at 6:09 am

Oh baby Homeworld 3..gh-ghgh-ggh… schwiiing! :lol:

HumVee

On March 27, 2008 at 6:16 am

they better make a part 3 HW… :cool: a fine line of games like that don’t just quit

LunarJUCE

On March 27, 2008 at 6:21 am

they have been laggin a release of HW 3, maybe it ain’t in the works… we’ll beat them with a stick if they don’t… :twisted:

Orb

On May 31, 2008 at 9:52 pm

They better make a Homeworld 3..tis my favorate game ever..i own both the first and the second..just like Lunar said..tis a great series…if they dont make ill go all :twisted: on them

flippy

On September 8, 2008 at 12:58 pm

well, it bin now 3 years. It seems it is now time for some real strategy game again im done with first person shooters :-(

sad man

On August 26, 2010 at 1:01 am

my god if homeworld dies i die with it!!!!