Homeworld Remastered is a special edition of Homeworld and Homeworld 2, released on 25 February 2015 by Gearbox Software. Blackbird Interactive, founded by several former developers of the previous games, provided assistance to Gearbox in tracking down original art and sound assets.
This new edition of the games consists of the following features:
- Homeworld Classic: the original version of the game, released as it was in 1999, updated only so it can work on modern operating systems.
- Homeworld 2 Classic: the original version of Homeworld 2, released as it was in 2003, updated also to work on modern operating systems.
- Homeworld Remastered: a new version of Homeworld, moved into the Homeworld 2 engine and featuring a total graphical overhaul and new sound and music.
- Homeworld 2 Remastered: a new version of Homeworld 2, featuring improved graphics and new sound and music.
- Homeworld Multiplayer: a new multiplayer mode for both games, based around the Steamworks platform and integrating the four factions from both games into one multiplayer mode. The initial version included with the game is a beta, with Gearbox promising development and new interations based on player feedback before a final version of the multiplayer game is released later in 2015.
Homeworld: Cataclysm is not included in the package due to the original source code being lost as a result of Barking Dog Studios being folded into Rockstar Games. Gearbox have looked at the viability of updating Cataclysm by other means, but have not yet confirmed it is something they are working on.
Collector's Edition Edit
As well as a digital release via Steam, Homeworld Remastered was also released as a physical boxed set. This set includes a Revised Historical Briefings And Artwork book, which expands on the backstory of the setting and features concept art developed for the game by Rob Cunningham and Jon Aaron Kambeitz. The set also includes a die-cast Angel Moon keychain and a 13"-tall replica of the Pride of Hiigara, complete with USB-powered lights.
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