Gearbox Software has revealed plans to remaster classic space strategy series Homeworld, and bring the games to digital platforms.
CEO Randy Pitchford announced that the successful acquisition of the licence from the now defunct THQ was the only bid made for the franchise by a developer during the process, with the other two competing offers made by unnamed game publishers.
The studio will bring both Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to Steam, and while the team is working to update the graphics for a more modern look, those who purchase the game will also receive classic, unaltered versions of the 1999 and 2003 games. No release dates were confirmed. The news came as part of the company’s PAX Australia panel, where it also revealed it would be bringing new downloadable content to its hit RPG, first-person shooter hybrid, Borderlands 2.
In April this year a Kickstarter campaign to create Homeworld 3 was unsuccessful after developer TeamPixel was unable to secure the game’s rights.