Gearbox is busy putting together HD re-releases of Homeworld and Homeworld 2. Both games have a vociferous fan base that has been largely neglected for nearly 10 years now. In a way, I kind of feel bad for Gearbox and don’t blame them for going the safe route of focusing on HD remakes and handing over development of a “new” Homeworld game to Blackbird.
PAX is on at the moment, and Gearbox held a discussion panel yesterday to update fans on what they’re up to. Borderlands 2 obviously played a large role in that panel, but Homeworld saw some stage time as well, which resulted in two screencaps of their work on the HD re-releases for both Homeworld games.
Obviously, one of those is in the header above; the other is after the jump. They’re from Kotaku, who didn’t waste time in reminding readers that the two shots are taken off-screen with a camera. Consequently, they probably look a little underwhelming. What do you think? Does it even matter how HD it gets, so long as the games run well on modern systems?