Announced shortly before PAX South 2015, we finally got our first good look at Gearbox’s upcoming release of Homeworld Remastered Collection during the game’s panel at the show. Homeworld Remastered Collection is a remake/remastering of the real-time strategy classics Homeworld 1 & 2. The collection will be hitting much sooner than almost anyone expected, with an official release date set for February 25th. You can pre-order the game now on Steam for a discounted price of $29.74, it will go back to $34.99 around launch time.
Homeworld Remastered Collection has a very interesting history. The original Homeworld games were classics of the RTS genre, winning multiple Game of the Year awards. However, the series died off after the 2003 release of Homeworld 2, with no other games being made available in the series. Gearbox eventually bought the rights to the franchise and began working on resurrecting the property, the result of which is Homeworld Remastered Collection.
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
This collection features totally reworked versions of the original two games, along with a couple of bonuses. “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 in cooperation with key members of the original development team and members of the series’ passionate fan community. As a free bonus, this collection also includes the original versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 with compatibility updates, preserving the purest form of the original releases.”
Along with this, players will also be given access to the Homeworld Remastered Collection Steam Multiplayer Beta. Given the fact that the multiplayer for Homeworld 1 & 2 was hosted by the now defunct Gamespy, this will allow fans to enjoy the classic multiplayer space battle action in a brand new way. “Competitive multiplayer modes for Homeworld and Homeworld 2 have been joined to offer players access to races, maps and game modes from both games in one integrated multiplayer experience. This beta combines code from over 15 years ago with newly-written changes, and will be shaped by fan feedback as development progresses.”
Homeworld Remastered Collection is available for pre-order now on Steam. You can also check out our hands-on preview from the show by clicking here.