Homeworld Remastered Gameplay Trailer
Gearbox Software announced Homeworld Remastered Collection, a ultra high-definition remastering of the acclaimed strategy series developed by Relic Entertainment.
“The Homeworld Remastered Collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, remastered by Gearbox in cooperation with key members of the original development team and members of the series’ passionate fan community.
The collection also includes the original versions of both games with compatibility updates.
Anyone who purchases the Collection will receive free access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta when the collection releases. Competitive multiplayer modes for both games have been joined and offers players access to races, maps and game modes from both games integrated into one multiplayer experience.
This beta combines code from over 15 years ago with newly-written changes, and will be shaped by fan feedback as development progresses.”
“Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs, said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software.
We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.”
In addition to Remastered Collection announcement, Gearbox also revealed that they have teamed up with Blackbird Interactive (a studio founded by Homeworld veterans Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz) and the development of Homeworld Shipbreakers, an all-new entry in the Homeworld series for PC is progressing.
Homeworld Shipbreakers takes place before the events of the first Homeworld and serves as a prequel to the series.
“It is a very special and rare thing to see a project so close to your heart not only get re-released, but remastered with such loving care and attention, said Rob Cunningham, who co-founded Relic Entertainment and served as the original art director of Homeworld . He later co-founded Blackbird Interactive.
That fact alone is a wonderful privilege for me, but it is beyond rare to be working on an all-new entry as well! I have been sucked into a bubbling time-vortex hot tub of Homeworld – and I love it.”
Homeworld Remastered Collection will be released on February 25, 2015 for PC with pre-orders open now on Steam for $34.99 — currently just $29.74 (15% pre-order discount).