As Penny Arcade Expo in San Antonio, Texas (better known as PAX South) comes to an end, a steady stream of news for different games came out of the event. Unsurprisingly, Gearbox, being a Texas-based developer, had a heavy presence at PAX South, and they had panels that didn’t just discuss Borderlands, they also finally gave a release date for Homeworld: Remastered Collection.
For those that are unaware, Homeworld, originally released in 1999 by Relic Entertainment based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the time since its release, it’s been regularly cited by fans and critics of the real time strategy games as one of the masterpieces of the genre, right up there with Command & Conquer and StarCraft. What Homeworld did that no other game managed before it was to create an engaging RTS using starfleet battle mechanics in true 3D space. It also had one of the most memorable, minimalist stories told in games in the 90s, about a spacefaring race looking for a new home in the wake of a genocidal attack, taking its inspiration from the original Battlestar Galactica years before the new Battlestar Galactica would.
The Homeworld: Remastered Collection brings both the first and second games together, with the expected facelift to both graphics and cutscenes. The entire collection will sell for $35, and will release on February 25th. If you’re a fan of RTS games, you owe it to yourself to check this one out, especially if you have fond memories of the original.