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Homeworld Remastered Collection includes both new and old games

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Homeworld

One genre that has seen a dip over the last decade, has to be the strategy game. Sure, there’s a few great examples out on shelves now, but they certainly don’t dominate sales like they used to. One of the best such games back then was Homeworld, a cosmic real-time battle amongst the stars. Gearbox has been hard at work remastering the two games. And they sound like old-school ideas with new school visuals.

“Previously, we’d been referring to this effort as Homeworld HD but as work progressed it became clear that title didn’t properly communicate the scope of the work,” Gearbox wrote on its blog.

This is more than a simple re-release or up-res — given the input we’ve received from fans, mod makers and series veterans, the result is full-fledged remastering of nearly all aspects alongside the archival Classic versions.

So what extra graphical thingamajigs and enhancements are you getting? According to Gearbox, the remastered version has newer, prettier high-res textures, graphical effects and can support HD, UHD and dammit how much money do you make every day to afford 4K resolutions.

On the old school side of things, players also get the unaltered versions of Homeworld Classic and Homeworld 2. Which is essentially like buying a Star Wars Blu-Ray set and getting the original films on VHS with them, minus George Lucas and all the special effects he added in the years after release. Neat.

There’s no release date yet for the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but fans can in the meantime vote on what they want to see in the special collector’s edition. Personally, I’d love it if the game shipped in an oversized box filled with manuals, posters and other paraphernalia.

You know, back when that stuff wasn’t considered limited edition content.

Last Updated: March 6, 2014

54 Comments

  1. I need to have this. Right now.
    I agree on the big box with cool stuff in it. But I really would want this in my Steam library.

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    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2014 at 11:36

      Get in line buddy.

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 6, 2014 at 11:37

        Shush muggle! I’ll fight you for it!

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  2. General JJ the Fett

    March 6, 2014 at 11:35

    This week is turning out to be quite a good one. This just made my day.

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    • RinceThis

      March 6, 2014 at 11:36

      Agreed man. I would love this game so damn much.

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 11:37

      Minus eskom power issues

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 6, 2014 at 11:37

        None in my area yet. Just had a little hiccup earlier.

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  3. RinceThis

    March 6, 2014 at 11:36

    I want this, NOW. First time I also heard Adagio for Strings, spine chilling. Loved the game so damn much. And I agree, I want a box set with some model cruisers and a map!

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 6, 2014 at 11:36

      No! Get in line!

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      • RinceThis

        March 6, 2014 at 11:37

        LOL. See me last comment, I beat you with the ‘get in line’ so YOU get in line!

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        • General JJ the Fett

          March 6, 2014 at 11:38

          “See me last comment”
          You going pirate already? It’s not even weekend yet dude.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 11:40

            FIGHT FIGHT! And while you’re doing that I’ll sneak into first place. I hope no one spots my cunning plan.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:42

            That’s why we boobytrapped the first place spot.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 11:43

            How? Did you put a woman on it? :/

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:44

            A good-looking one.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 11:46

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2014 at 11:42

            @johnambitious:disqus STOP HIM!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:43

            Nothing gets past a bounty hunter!

          • RinceThis

            March 6, 2014 at 11:44

            Get him boy!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 6, 2014 at 11:45

            Wait!? Who am I supposed to stop again? Too much talking! Don’t confuse me!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 11:44

            Don’t listen to him JJ. It’s a trick – he’ll be unmarked.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 6, 2014 at 12:01

            Why oh why did the two n’s look like an m? O_o

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 6, 2014 at 12:06

            O_O

    • Robert Hart

      March 6, 2014 at 14:04

      First game to really hit me emotionally and that song sealed the deal.

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  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 6, 2014 at 11:36

    Ugh, now Eskom power off here too!

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 6, 2014 at 11:40

      Our turn is coming

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 6, 2014 at 11:40

      We are off here too, and have 6 sites across JHB that are down due to load shedding.

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      • RinceThis

        March 6, 2014 at 11:41

        Shit man, already?

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 6, 2014 at 11:42

          Yeah, wait, just heard #7 only has generator power

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    • Kensei Seraph

      March 6, 2014 at 11:51

      Power went out but the generators seem to have kicked in.

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      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 6, 2014 at 11:51

        Same, “borrowing” power from main ups for all my toys in office….

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 6, 2014 at 11:58

      Eskom load shedding schedule is really helpful. They’re going to be load shedding in Bellville from 6am to 22:30pm from Monday to Saturday. I take that back, that’s not helpful at all.

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  5. General JJ the Fett

    March 6, 2014 at 11:46

    I’d personally prefer the 6inch mothership. (and that’s not what she said)

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 6, 2014 at 11:58

      Well if she didn’t say then that only leaves you… Which worries me O_O

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 6, 2014 at 12:00

        Oh, you’re evil

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  6. Gerhard Davids

    March 6, 2014 at 11:48

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes PLEASE! I’ll take 2

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 6, 2014 at 11:49

      I have a feeling they’re going to run out of stock very quickly. Judging by all our reactions to this.

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  7. Hammersteyn

    March 6, 2014 at 11:50

    I always thought it would be cool to be able to personally take control of one of the ships.

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  8. El Capitan del Blade

    March 6, 2014 at 11:56

    I… I have no words, and an erect penis….

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 6, 2014 at 11:58

      COLD SHOWER….and TMI!!!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 6, 2014 at 11:59

        I read that as “TIM”.

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        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          March 6, 2014 at 12:00

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 6, 2014 at 12:02

            Well it is a surefire way to cure an erect penis… eventually anyway.

            I just grossed myself out.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 6, 2014 at 12:06

            *vomits*

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 6, 2014 at 12:00

          Me too. Hahaha

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  9. General JJ the Fett

    March 6, 2014 at 12:05

    You deserve article of the week simply for giving us this info.

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  10. Pieter Kruger

    March 6, 2014 at 12:13

    One of the best games EVER! Will be getting this for sure!!

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  11. Willem Swanepoel

    March 6, 2014 at 12:56

    I hope they look at the Homeworld 2 Complex mod. If they add all the features from that mod and extra then I will be one happy gamer.!!!

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  12. Brady miaau

    March 6, 2014 at 13:21

    I wonder if I will have the strength to care when it comes out.

    Was great when I played them, but………

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  13. Kromas

    March 6, 2014 at 13:37

    Sooooo another chance for me to get stuck on the “There is an astroid on a collision course and your Mothership has been disabled” for about 4 or 5 days. Bloody hell BRING IT ON!

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  14. Johan du Preez

    March 6, 2014 at 14:22

    Woohoo faith in humanity restored 🙂

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  15. Steve0064

    March 6, 2014 at 15:12

    Aren’t you guys forgetting something? Gearbox Studios. The same plonkers responsible for A:CM.

    Kharak is not burning. It’s burnt.

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  16. Andrew vd Walt

    March 6, 2014 at 15:23

    Awesome. I also want Homeworld Cataclysm though…

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  17. Swiftright Right

    March 6, 2014 at 20:49

    Man I hope this makes enough money to warrant re mastering Cataclysm. God I hope Gearbox doesnt go all “artistic license” and ruin it.

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