If you’re so excited about a certain rejigged space-based RTS – Homeworld, obviously – that you want to pay for it now, you can pre-order it on Steam.
Pre-orders are now open for the Homeworld Remastered Collection, which offers remastered editions of both Homeworld games. As a bonus, you’ll also get access to Homeworld and Homeworld 2 classic editions (compatible with modern OSes, but otherwise untouched) and the Homeworld Remastered Steam multiplayer beta. I do not know whether you get immediate access to this stuff.
The multiplayer beta will not be available until the game’s launch, at least. I can’t say I understand why that’s not available in beta form right now, but the multiplayer mode appears to have been created from scratch, with the playable races of both games shunted into one mode. I guess maybe they’re still working on it (particularly the back-end server stuff), and it’ll be a beta at launch because of balance? No idea, but that’s my best guess.
The Homeworld Remastered Collection is due out on 24 February, and can be pre-ordered now for 15% off, dropping its £26.99 price to £22.94. As ever, though, we’d suggest you hold off on pre-ordering. On the one hand, it’s Homeworld; on the other hand, it might somehow be a terrible remastering.
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 about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning 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.