Gearbox Software talks Homeworld HD Remaster at PAX Australia

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At the Gearbox panel at PAX Australia, Gearbox Software head Randy Pitchford has just wrapped up a talk about the Homeworld high-definition remaster that the studio is hard at work on. VG247 has reported that he showed the audience some of the game’s opening cinematic as well as screenshots of the work in progress, and also talks about the team behind the game which he says is made up of some of Homeworld’s original developers.

This is all brilliant news for fans of the series, which earned itself a cult following among gamers for its three-dimensional take on space combat which opened up the tactical possibilities in a big way back in 1999.

In case you don’t know, Homeworld belonged to THQ, a publisher/developer that went out of business back in January 2013. THQ owned a number of high-profile game franchises that included Saints Row, Homeworld and Company of Heroes among others, and in the wake of its closure all of its intellectual properties were auctioned off, and Gearbox promptly snapped up Homeworld.

Very little has been said of the game’s fate since then, which is why Pitchford’s appearance at PAX Australia to talk about it was such a welcome surprise. He told the audience that the 3D models have been re-done, the lighting system overhauled and many graphical features found in modern games have been added to make it look like a game from 2014, and not the late 20th century.

Pitchford said Gearbox is aiming to have Homeworld HD Remaster done around February, 2015.

For all of the details and a closer look at the game check out the video below:

[Source – VG247.com]

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

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