Homeworld HD collector's edition includes foot-tall Mothership, will be extremely limited

Developer Gearbox only planning to issue a few thousand units, says it spent an "irresponsible amount" of money to create it.

Today during a panel at PAX East, Borderlands developer Gearbox Software announced that its Homeworld Remastered premium collector's edition will be extremely limited. Only a few thousand units will be produced, Gearbox marketing director Steve Gibson said.

The Homeworld Remastered collector's edition will include a 12", hand-decorated molded ABS resin Mothership with LED lights. The bundle will also include a stand and USB/AC power cable. The collector's edition is expected to sell for around $100, Gearbox announced earlier this year, though the studio said nothing about a final price today during the panel.

Gearbox launched a survey last month asking fans if they would prefer a Homeworld Remastered collector's edition that included a 6" or 12" in Mothership model. As we now know, the bigger version won out. (Ed. note: As you might know, everything is bigger in Gearbox's home state of Texas).

Also during the panel, Gibson and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said creating the Homeworld Remastered collector's edition was no small feat. Pitchford said "we're hoping to break even" from sales of the bundle, while Gibson quipped that Gearbox spent an "irresponsible amount" of money to create the premium bundle.

The Homeworld Remastered collector's edition will also include memorabilia like an art book, game manual, key chain, and codes for the remastered versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2. As a caveat, Gearbox notes on its website that these items are subject to change and pricing is still TBA.

Gearbox, which acquired the Homeworld license from the now defunct THQ, announced its plans to relaunch the games last year.

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Gooeykat
Gooeykat

Props to Gearbox for taking good care of this license.  A classic PC RTS by one of the best strategy game developers ever.

styymy
styymy

 We don't want remasters of HW1 and 2 or statues, we want Homeworld 3! It's been too damn long!

stormtrooper96
stormtrooper96

When is this being RELEASED?!?!?! Must have it!!!

bigg_p
bigg_p

Soooooo, in what general direction do I throw my money?

This baby shall be mine...

Dushva
Dushva

Sad day...  Though I'm pumped for the HD/Remastered release for 1 and 2; I was beyond hoping for Cataclysm to be in this bundle.  Personally I thought Cataclysm was better than the 2nd one, even though 2 was an excellent game. 
For those who have never played it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeworld:_Cataclysm

vadagar1
vadagar1

well where the F**K is my home world 3 ?!

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

I have no clue what Homeworld is.  Anyone care to tell me?

hadwell
hadwell

I'll buy the digital download, I can't wait to play homeworld again!!

oflow
oflow

I would like to know where Shipbreakers is.  

naomha1
naomha1

Meh on the CE. However, Homeworld 1 and 2 remastered, upped for HD and with all those glorious explosions? Hell to the yeah!

spenta
spenta

$100 for the CE edition of a 15 year old game?  I bet that "model" will really impress the ladies especially when you tell them what it's from and how much it cost.

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Mojira7
Mojira7

Okay I admit I dont know a lot about these statues but isn't US$100 (or around that) cheap even just for a statue with lights? (maybe depends on detail) I think i've seen 1-foot sized statues of popular comic or anime characters that sell for much higher than 100 bucks, even closer to 200...


Extremely limited makes me wonder if this statue is going to appear on ebay for more than that price and might still be sellable...

Chrypt22
Chrypt22

Premium bundle... more like the get me laid bundle.  Any chick that see's that sitting on your desk will immediately drop her panties.  Gamers getting laid... and we have Gearbox to thank.... Thanks Gearbox!

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

That would be cool to have. I played the first Homeworld, but didn't get very far. Listened to the soundtrack quite a bit though. Very cool music.

deadpen
deadpen

few thousand = 500,000. Better get one while you can

immortality20
immortality20

Sweet. I'm not even a fan of the series and I want that statue for my collection.

billzihang
billzihang

How about some FUCKING screenshots? 


Very telling if you ask me, telling in respect to the fact that they probably haven't done fuck all to it-- other than perhaps a "Gearbox Software Presents." splash screen.

MysteryGoat
MysteryGoat

I'm excited for this, I always loved Homeworld. One of the best RTS's I've ever played. Here's hoping it sells well enough for them to continue with the franchise.

WereCatf
WereCatf

I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on remastered Homeworld, I loved that game to pieces o_o And one of the best things about Homeworld was the eerie music that fit the game like a fist in the eye.

d-man
d-man

Gee, wish they'd spent that extra money on something useful, like a remastered HD version of Cataclysm, since it's the best one in the series anyway.

snaketus
snaketus

I kind of played this in HD already back then, it just was in 4:3.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I totally miss out Homeworld years ago so this is my chance to play this and this HD is a bonus for me. Standard edition will do just find.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

I can't wait for Homeworld HD . It is going to be glorious , if done right.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well people loves borderlines but gearbox is srew up company becuse they dont  make there own games they only buy rights  some games and polish  games and there games go wrong like duke Nukern and Alien.

spenta
spenta

A fool and his money

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Why no Cataclysm?  Because of it being developed by outside company?

Stiler
Stiler

@vadagar1 It's being made, it was named hardware shipbreakers (before they had the rights to homeworld) and it's from the original developers. 

Gearbox got the rights to Homeworld (from the THQ auction) and they are allowing the developers to use the Homeworld name now and make it into a proper new Homeworld game. 

Go to youtube and type in hardware shipbreakers for some early videos.

AnimeFreaks
AnimeFreaks

@billzihang you know gearbox didnt write this article...

there's a video about the difference when i looked a few months ago, so yeah...

your comment is very telling as well...

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

@d-man Cataclysm was made by another studio (not Relic).  They do not own the rights to it.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

That post of yours does not make any sense. English please!

Unetteh
Unetteh

@Rayzakk  The source code for Cataclysm was lost, they'd have to completely remake it from scratch.

olavinto
olavinto

Shipbreakers is now an official part of the series and the same universe but it is not Homeworld 3. It will actually be the 4th game in the series when Cataclysm is counted in. Shipbreakers is interesting but the gameplay will be different from previous games.

The actual Homeworld 3 could come after that if the remastered versions and Shipbreakers do well and Blackbird and Gearbox are interested in doing it. But it is most likely years away anyway. Most games take a few years to create and Homeworld 3 would have to be made pretty much from scratch since the previous games and material is too old to be used and updated. Shipbreakers might provide something to create it on though.

olavinto
olavinto

Still does, there is no other like it. Homeworld 2 with Complex mod is pretty amazing even by todays standards.

billzihang
billzihang

@AnimeFreaks @billzihangTelling in what way? 

You might correctly conclude that my comment was aimed in general at this lack of information, aimed at the developers; this can be confirmed by employment of: " that <THEY> probably haven't done fuck all to it" as in Gearbox.

Telling perhaps in the way that I"m pissed of that extensive google searches have found not a speck of actual gameplay of this 'new' version?


I have searched google images, plain google and Youtube for any videos/information/screenshots to how the game is actually 'upgraded' with no result.

kingnothing47
kingnothing47

Noob question but they couldnt pull the code off of a disk :S? Id love to play cataclysm In hd, it was such a creepy game

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

@Unetteh @Rayzakk Well that is suck.  I really enjoyed that one.  At least in it and Homeworld 2 you could move your base. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@evil_m3nace @gamerno66666@spentaAnd stop being so snobby.

Unetteh
Unetteh

@kingnothing47  No you can't. A good analogy I read somewhere is like extracting all the ingredients out of bread once you bake it. The amount of effort needed to do so, you might as well remake it entirely.