Gearbox to Remake Homeworld 1 and 2.

Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2013 - 10:45 PM |
Tagged: gearbox, Homeworld, THQ

Unfortunately, these games slipped past me when first released. Relic, with publisher Sierra Entertainment at the time, wanted a 3D real-time strategy between spacecraft. It was given multiple "game of the year" awards by a variety of reviewers; its sequels, Homeworld 2 and Cataclysm, also received decently high praise from critics.

Gearbox Software, current owner of the franchise, wants to see it re-released.

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Image Credit: Relic Entertainment

I am optimistic, if slightly cautious, about the franchise's future. Gearbox has a really strong history of porting and polishing games for the PC; being independent, they can also assert their creative control... most of the time. Two recent examples, Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines, shows the company will not shy away from shipping a turd if the publisher is not careful what they wish for.

On that note, no publisher or release date has been announced and the games are, by no means, damaged goods. It is, also, still anyone's guess how much work Gearbox will even put into the HD versions. Gearbox hits their stride with bonus content, such as their 6 Halo PC maps and two Half Life expansions, and DLC.

Source: GamesRadar

August 2, 2013 | 04:51 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Great games. If you have not played them, they r totally worth getting.
Not sure if I would re-purchase myself, as I already have them.

I cannot see gearbox spending much more updating them though.

There is a generation that has not played them. so if price and marketing is good, I think they could do well.

Now Homeworld 3 .... Thats what I want

August 2, 2013 | 07:13 AM - Posted by Metwinge (not verified)

Loved these games back in the day, and look forward to seeing the remakes, till then Sins of a solar empire will have to do.

August 3, 2013 | 09:13 AM - Posted by mLocke

"...till then Sins of a solar empire will have to do."
What. That game doesn't even have 3D combat, it's more like Age of Empires in space, not a tactical true 3D space combat game. There is no substitute for Homeworld. If anything, Flotilla is closer to Homeworld than Sins ever will be.

August 2, 2013 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

when freespace remake

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