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Homeward Bound: Gearbox Bringing HD 'Homeworld' Remakes to Steam

by Joseph Leray

During a panel during Pax Australia, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford revealed a handful of new details about his company's plans to re-release "Homeworld" and "Homeworld 2" on Steam.

For anybody not glued to the PC gaming scene in the early years of last decade, "Homeworld" is a classic space strategy series, developed by Relic Entertainment and originally published by Sierra On-Line. It was well-received at the time and has remained popular among strategy enthusiasts.

The late, great Thq bought Relic in 2004 and later acquired the rights to "Homeworld" from Sierra as well. Relic parted ways with its creation when Thq went under late last year, though: Relic was eventually sold to Sega (which sparked its own lawsuit), and Gearbox made off with "Homeworld" at auction, driven by Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel's personal attachment to the game.

According to Pitchford, Gearbox plans to release "Homeworld" and "Homeworld

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