Homeworld Remastered Collection restores two PC classics on February 25

Gearbox is bringing back the classic Homeworld games as PC players knew them with the Homeworld Remastered Collection. The game will include remastered (and classic) versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.

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Gearbox is looking to bring PC gamers back to a nostalgic state of bliss with today's announcement from PAX South. Relic's classic strategy franchise, Homeworld, is getting fully remastered with the Homeworld Remastered Collection.

The collection will include Homeworld and Homeworld 2, both fully updated for modern operating systems. This includes new fully-rendered graphics, as well as new voice recordings from the games' original casts. Those that like their space strategy the old-school way will also receive Homeworld Classic and Homeworld 2 Classic. Beyond bringing back these two PC favorites, Gearbox is also looking to add multiplayer to Homeworld Remastered. With that in mind, the package will also include the Steam Multiplayer Beta.

The Homeworld Remastered Collection will arrive on PC on February 25.

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    January 25, 2015 1:01 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Homeworld Remastered Collection restores two PC classics on February 25

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      January 25, 2015 1:08 PM

      Allow me to be the first to say...

      FUCK YEAH!

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      January 25, 2015 4:04 PM

      why no GOG release?

      :(

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        January 25, 2015 8:07 PM

        The MP uses steamworks.

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          January 26, 2015 3:41 AM

          they can use GOG galaxy then hell galaxy will offer interplay ability with steamworks.

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      January 25, 2015 4:06 PM

      Instabought.

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      January 25, 2015 4:54 PM

      PC specs? will it run on Win7?

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      January 25, 2015 6:40 PM

      damn this game was amazing back in the day

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      January 25, 2015 8:13 PM

      I could go for replaying Homeworld again. I remember their anti-piracy stuff wrecking my machine back in the day. Was one of those things where they claimed it only affected warez copies but if you had the wrong CD/DVD drive it would go kabooey.

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      January 25, 2015 9:55 PM

      What is the actual gameplay of homeworld like? I somehow missed this game completely when it was out.

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        January 25, 2015 9:58 PM

        It was the first 3D RTS where you had a 2D plane where you could move ships up and down relative to it.

        Also the tutorial in the first game was probably the first true tutorial ever in a game that tells you how to do things and was just mind blowing by itself when the first game came out. Also in game cutscenes too.

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        January 25, 2015 11:06 PM

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        January 26, 2015 4:13 AM

        It's a fanstastic RTS with some very defining features:
        1. Permanent forces throughout the campaign. This means that the fleet you finish one mission with, is the one you have starting the next one. This can lead to to fuck yourself over by having a too weak fleet after a botched mission, or getting a steamroller by capturing every capital ship you encounter. It is almost like the game having RPG elements, with your fleet being your character. This makes you REALLY care about your forces, you can't just toss them into the meat grinder
        2. Very atmospheric, with great 2D-cutscenes and story, fantastic epic soundtrack. One of the most atmospheric games ever made imho. Every battle is a slow spectacle, with constant, subdued battle-chatter as your units report their actions and demise.
        3. Complex tactical gameplay, with true 3D movement, formations, AI settings, Waypoints etc.
        4. Difficult. By God it is hard, if you don't cheese the system
        5. One of the best games ever made
        6. Very distinct art style, that makes it hold up somewhat despite being an old game

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      January 25, 2015 11:09 PM

      Yeah I will get this.

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      January 25, 2015 11:26 PM

      "Oh, hi <ex-girlfriend's name>. I didn't think I'd see you here... but I guess we do kind of hang out in similar circles… How've you been? Right on… You're looking good… you been working out? Oh, your new guy is a personal trainer, huh? Nice, nice. He must be really fit… rich too huh? Oh that's his fancy sports car you're driving. Cool, cool. Well, see you around I guess, this is my bus here…" - friend of mine, he worked on the original.

      Same guy who wrote this, when Gearbox's take on HW was first announced: http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=30051503#item_30051503

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        January 25, 2015 11:36 PM

        I'm not following.

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          January 25, 2015 11:48 PM

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            January 25, 2015 11:51 PM

            Whatever, im happy to have an excuse to play it.
            Always regret missing out on the original

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              January 26, 2015 12:08 AM

              what if I'm not as good as when I played the original? I might not be able to remember the old-school skills!

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            January 25, 2015 11:52 PM

            Of course they are.

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          January 26, 2015 3:49 AM

          Gearbox is going to douche-talk Homeworld into getting a pair of fake tits.

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