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Homeworld Purchase

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-04-25 06:37:24


THQ recently went bankrupt, and its many assets were unceremoniously auctioned off. Among them were the rights to Homeworld. We haven't seen anything from this property in a decade, but it nevertheless sold for a cool $1.3 million.

To Gearbox. I like that studio; they've got a bunch of talented folks and I've enjoyed many of their games over the years. They've done Half-Life add-ons, Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, and partially salvaged the what-would-have-been-otherwise-totally-execrable Duke Nukem Forever. In case our standardized test question today was too obscure, these are all first person shooters.

Homeworld and its sequel rank among the greatest real time strategy games of all time. They broke from the ubiquitous Blizzard template with unique mechanics, strategic and tactical depth, and a solid narrative. Plus...spaceships pew pew!

It seems that Gearbox has plans to bring Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to Steam, which is a plus and long overdue. I'm just curious what plans they have to produce a new entry to the hallowed franchise, with zero experience with the genre. It's a pity that Homeworld's original developer, Relic (the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War peeps), won't get a crack at it.

And click through for an exclusive interview with Bungie concept artist, Frank Capezzuto.

David Vargas David Vargas: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2013-04-25 12:15:13

Brothers in Arms

I'm wondering if Gearbox will release a new Brothers in Arms game. I'm really enjoying the over the top action in Borderlands 2, but I would like to take another crack at the squad tactics gameplay of the BiA series (as opposed to what Dee called my "Captain America" run and gun style which is how I played the original BiA), but I don't think I could go back and replay any of them.

I remember only briefly playing Homeworld when it first came out as my computer had trouble handling it. If it was re-released on Steam, I might be willing to give it another go.

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