Gearbox Developing Homeworld 1 and 2 Remakes for Windows

Some IPs deserve love, and Homeworld is definitely one of them.

There have been a number of space RTS titles over the years, but fans of the Homeworld series have been dying of thirst for a gameplay experience similar to that seen in the legendary ship-based RTS.

I hope you're ready for a big cup of Homeworld:

Gearbox announced during PAX Australia that they would be handling HD remakes of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 and bringing them to two undisclosed digital platforms.

The Homeworld franchise was purchased by Gearbox for $1.35 million earlier this year during the THQ liquidation. The company's chief creative officer, Brian Martel, pushed for the purchase of the IP during the sale and has the preservation of the series at the top of his priority list.


It has been 10 years since the release of Homeworld 2, and what people expect from games is much different from when these games were initially developed. It may be worrying that these classics are receiving a remake, but it is difficult to get too nervous with Martel's love and dedication toward Relic's space RTS at the helm of this remake project.

Expect more news from Gearbox on the Homeworld games' remakes in the coming months.

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Games Homeworld Genres SimulationStrategy Platforms PC Tags relicremake
Published Jul. 23rd 2013
  • Mat Westhorpe
    Featured Columnist
    Okay, you've got my interest. Storyline-driven single-player epic spaceships without obnoxious muppets with carte blanche to ruin your game?

    Although I'm cautious of Gearbox - they can sometimes deliver, but lets not forget Duke Nukem and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Maybe they've got Star Trek movie syndrome and the next release will be good.

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