More than 15 years after its original release, the legendary space strategy series Homeworld arrives on modern systems with high-definition graphics today, as Gearbox Software launched Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC on Steam for $34.99.
Homeworld Remastered Collection updates and introduces the landmark space strategy games to modern audiences. The collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, painstakingly remastered by Gearbox Software in cooperation with key members of the original development team and members of the series’ passionate fan community. As a free bonus, Homeworld Remastered Collection also includes the original versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 with compatibility updates, preserving the purest form of the original releases.
Anyone who purchases Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive free access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta.
“The genesis behind Homeworld was that of an epic journey,” said Alex Garden, founder and former CEO of Relic Entertainment. “I could never have imagined, over 15 years later, that the journey would be so lovingly remastered by a passionate team that cares as much about that story as we do. The idea that people will be able to play through Homeworld again with technology, effects and detail we could only dream of at the time – I can’t wait.”
“It’s an absolute honor to make a franchise as important as Homeworld accessible to modern audiences,” said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software. “I couldn’t be prouder of the effort that has gone into presenting Homeworld as the experience it was always meant to be, not only as a co-owner of Gearbox but as a longtime fan of the series.”
The Homeworld series has a long legacy and is regarded by many as one of the best strategy series of all time. Following its release in 1999 by publisher Sierra and developer Relic Entertainment, Homeworld received several Game of the Year awards and redefined the RTS genre. Its sequel, Homeworld 2, launched in 2003, and was similarly praised by critics for its innovative controls and changes to multiplayer. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software’s Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic’s brilliant, fun and innovative franchise and personally spearheaded Gearbox Software’s acquisition of Homeworld from THQ in 2013.