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Originally, Gearbox's plan was to create HD versions of the classic space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2. Now, the project has grown into something more ambitious.
Today, Gearbox revealed Homeworld Remastered, a set of games to be released digitally and physically, including classic versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 in addition to the new remastered versions.
Gearbox has termed the new releases "remastered" instead of simply "HD" because it claims that the work put into them goes far beyond simply slapping on high-resolution textures.
The studio said, "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. 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 re-mastering of nearly all aspects alongside the archival Classic versions."
Gearbox is also letting fans vote on the game's collector's edition (pictured below). It will include extras like an art book, game manual, and key chains. Right now fans can go to the official site and vote on which replica Mothership will be included in the collector's edition.
Source: Gearbox via MCV
Our Take:It's nice to see Gearbox going the extra mile for fans. Homeworld is a beloved franchise among strategy fans and this looks like a re-release worthy of its legacy.