Gearbox bought the Homeworld IP in the THQ auction back in April, expressing initial plans to “[make] them accessible on today’s leading digital platforms.” Guess what they’re doing, according to a panel at PAX East?
Yup: current plans are to bring both Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to various digital platforms (with Steam being name-dropped, obviously). Happily, both games will be getting HD updates, upgrading the ships and making everything look slightly more spiffing than the decade-old games currently do.
If you don’t fancy the HD updates and just want the originals, exactly as they were, then fear not – you’ll be able to get hold of both games exactly as they were, too.
There’s no due date for any of this, though. Gearbox stated that they’ve pretty much only just started looking at the code they have and figuring out how much work it’s going to take, so I wouldn’t expect it just yet.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.