I’ll just come right out and say it: I never played Homeworld.
I always heard such great things about the original Homeworld, a real-time strategy (RTS) game that’s set in space. Being such a big fan of sci-fi and space battles, it really seemed to be the perfect game to pick up and play back in the day. And guess what, I eventually did purchase the Homeworld Game of the Year Edition, but I never got around to playing it. Thinking back on it, I remember that it was a computer issue that kept me from playing the game, and I never tried playing it again after that.
Now I have the perfect opportunity to finally, once again, give the game a try with the upcoming release of Homeworld Remastered Collection. Having now watched the latest story trailer and developer documentary, and hearing about the developers’ past relationship with the game, it’s exciting to know that so much care has gone into this remastered version.
In a press release, Rob Cunningham, co-founder of Relic Entertainment and original art director of Homeworld, said, “It is a very special and rare thing to see a project so close to your heart not only get re-released, but remastered with such loving care and attention.”
I love hearing that from developers! It lets me know that after all of these years I will still be able to get a great Homeworld experience thanks to the care and passion that went into the remastered version. I never played the original and I’m pretty sure I never will. However, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to play the remastered edition of a game that is said to have redefined the RTS genre.
“Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs,” said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software, in a press release. “We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.”
I can’t wait to take control of my fleet and to engage in more than 30 single-player missions on February 25th when the remastered edition releases. And by the way, should I or anyone else ever want the original Homeworld experience, the remastered collection includes the original version of Homeworld 1 and 2. So there is a chance that I could still end up playing the original after all.
Check out the story trailer and the first documentary of a three part series for Homeworld Remastered Collection: