Gearbox Software Has Acquired Homeworld

Gearbox Software has just announced that it was the highest bidder in the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise from THQ. Not only that, but Brian Martel, Gearbox Software’s Chief Creative Officer, intents of making the original versions of both Homeworld and Homeworld 2 accessible on today’s leading digital platforms. In other words, incoming Steam release.
According to Gearbox, Brian has ‘great love and respect for Relic’s brilliant, fun and innovative game‘ and wants to ‘preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2‘ (which is why the games will be re-released on digital platforms).
Homeworld 1 & 2 were created by Relic, the company responsible for the acclaimed strategy game, Company of Heroes. Homeworld was released in 1999, while Homeworld was released in 2003. Since then, PC gamers have been asking for a third part in this space strategy series.
It will be interesting to see whether Gearbox will invest on creating a Homeworld 3 and if so, whether they will be developing it themselves.