Homeworld Remastered Collection launches on February 25, 2015, Gearbox Software confirms. It’ll be available via Steam in Windows for $35. The game’s embattled starscape made its first appearance at PAX South during the Borderlands developer’s panel.
Collecting both Homeworld and Homeworld 2 into one package, Homeworld Remastered Collection offers a modern update of the classic strategy series, with high-definition textures, redone visual effects, and under-the-hood tinkering for compatibility. Gearbox won the rights to work on the Homeworld series at auction following the closure of publisher THQ in 2013.
A purchase of the collection also includes access to the “Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta,” which joins the competitive modes from both games into a single experience. It’s a combination of each original game’s basic frameworks, enhanced by updates to ensure the best performance and compatibility with modern-day machines.
Gearbox also revealed the existence of Homeworld Shipbreakers, a new strategy game that’s set before the events of Homeworld. It’s a collaboration with Blackbird Interactive, which was founded Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz, veterans of the original Homeworld dev team.
Unfortunately, that’s all Gearbox had to say about the future of the series. For the present, Homeworld Remastered Collection is just one month away. Take a look at the new screens above and the latest trailer below.