This weekend PAX South took place in San Antonio, Texas. Gearbox took the time to put their Homeworld Remastered collection front and centre, providing the gaming masses with the first look at the ultra high-definition update to Relic’s seminal RTS series.
Alongside a reveal trailer, Gearbox announced that the game will release on Steam on 25 February. The Homeworld Remastered collection will include the original 1999 Homeworld as well as a Remastered edition, and the original 2003 Homeworld 2 and its Remastered edition. That will set you back $34.99, which is a bargain for two remastered editions of arguably the greatest real-time strategy game ever made.
“Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs,” Gearbox’s chief creative officer Brian Martel said. “We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.”
The content shown off at PAX South showed a far more detailed space environment and ships. The details of the hulls of space ships has been hugely improved, as you’ll see in the brief trailer below.
Not shown in the trailer is the game’s new user interface, which has been drastically improved and streamlined. It’s also been made very minimalist so as not obscure as much of the gameplay as the original versions did.
Sadly, those hoping for a reveal of Homeworld Shipbreakers, Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive’s upcoming prequel to the original Homeworld, will be disappointed. The game was absent from PAX South, but Rob Cunningham, co-founder of Relic Entertainment and Blackbird, was on hand to talk about the Homeworld Remastered collection: “It is a very special and rare thing to see a project so close to your heart not only get re-released, but remastered with such loving care and attention. That fact alone is a wonderful privilege for me, but it is beyond rare to be working on an all-new entry as well! I have been sucked into a bubbling time-vortex hot tub of Homeworld – and I love it.”
If you need to catch up on all of our Homeworld coverage over the last year or so, then you can head over here.