Gearbox acquire Homeworld IP
Gearbox Software has today announced that they have successfully acquired the Homeworld franchise from THQ, via THQ’s latest intellectual property auction.
On the purchase of the IP Gearbox stated that “Brian (Gearbox CEO) intends as first priority to direct Gearbox’s interest to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today’s leading digital platforms.”
Homeworld is a real time strategy game which was created by Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes) and released for the PC in September 1999. The series was highly praised by fans and critics for its eye-catching graphics and revolutionary 3D Interface. A sequel to Homeworld was released in September 2003.
At present Gearbox Software isn’t seen in the best of lights by gamers. With the company’s latest game, Aliens: Colonial Marines, being considered a flop with fans and critics pointing out a myriad of issues with the game, including bad AI, unbalanced gameplay and low graphics.
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