Homeworld 2 Summary
To summarise, I think I can honestly say that HW2 will be the 4th game never removed from my HD. I still prefer the original, but that may change as I play HW2 more and more.
While there's no live video of the upcoming Homeworld Remastered in action, developerdid at least have some screenshots during their PAX Australia panel.
Studio boss Randy Pitchford was leading the presentation and did say they've included most moden effects into the Remastered version, which they plan to release in February 2015.
No sorry, Homeworld HD isn't a thing any more - Gearbox Software killed it. Instead they're bringing us the Homeworld: Remastered Collection, because that more accurately reflects the "scope of the work."
Sticking 'HD' on the end "didn't properly communicate" just how much work they're doing as it's no simple "re-release or up-res", but taking on feedback from fans and modders.
Both spatial 3D real-time strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 were gorgeous in their day, and still are to some extent. Well, Gearbox is going to make them even more beautiful with remastered HD remakes.
One of the most unlikely software companies has acquired the classic real-time strategy license for Homeworld: Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox Software.
Indie studio teamPixel has not managed to secure the Homeworld IP from the THQ auction as of April 15th, as they couldn't remain competitive against the other bidders. Pledged funds will be returned.
The new owner of the space RTS franchise isn’t known but is likely to be announced around mid-May, when the IP officially changes hands. teamPixel will now pursue their own space RTS.