Homeworld Remastered Collection combines multiplayer modes, includes originals

Thursday, 6 March 2014 00:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Homeworld series will be re-released under the title Homeworld Remastered Collection, a title designed to reflect the amount of polishing Gearbox Software has put into the package.


“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.”

According to the collection’s website, the Homeworld Remastered Collection includes updated high-res textures and models, new graphical effects, and support for HD, UHD, and 4K resolutions. Homeworld’s original audio and video artists have recreated the cinematic scenes, and multiplayer for both titles has been combined into one mode.

Meanwhile, the collection also includes archival versions of Homeworld Classic and Homeworld 2 Classic, made compatible with modern operating systems.

No release date was given, but pre-order for PC will open soon. In the meantime, fans can vote on the contents of a special collector’s edition.

Thanks, Blue’s News.