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Pending Court Approval, Gearbox Now Owns the Homeworld Franchise
Gearbox buying homeworld really is a terrible thing imo, even if they've made SOME decent games (BL doesn't have that much outside LOOT and MEMES) they've never made any, even bad RTS games.
I'm pretty sure they've never made any space game either, oh, and the core of homeworld being it's atmosphere and story, well... yeah, no, GB ain't pulling this fucker off! I'll see you in 2015 when I'm right! If I'm wrong, I'll be happy to be so
I guess moral of the story is, sometimes dead is better.
Also, Homeworld: Cataclysm = Best homeworld! What, wanna fight about it?
I'm glad someone picked it up and I'll put my faith in Gearbox to pull something cool off with it, even if it's just like an HD collection or something. It's kind of nice that they put out an all call outreach to everyone too, so hopefully any skilled fans will be able to contribute in a meaningful way.
And I realize that the games themselves will cost money to make, and plenty of it, but goddamn those are some low price for IPs (unless I'm crazy but... sheesh. 4.9mil for some franchises that still carry a little punch in their name is crazy. The potential behind a new studio picking up DAH!, Darksiders and RF is crazy, though let's be real, they haven't exactly done anything to prove themselves.)
"to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, [...] with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms." well, goodbye Homeworld.
Honestly, I could see the Homeworld games working perfectly fine with a gamepad, or better yet, something like the Vita, WiiU or (3)DS. It's not like the mouse was the most optimal device to navigate 3D space with either, but using triggers or shoulder buttons for moving along the Z axis wouldn't be any more awkward than using modifier keys like they did in Homeworld 1 (never played much of Cataclysm or HW2, so I can't remember if they made that work better in later entries).
I am a bit worried when it comes to Gearbox though, they aren't exactly a proven RTS developer or publisher, unlike many of the guys they were bidding against.
I hope we won't see an cinematic, cover based, loot driven third person space combat game with all the cool memes and kinda terrible AI.
The saddest news is that Nordic also has the rights to Stacking and Costume Quest, as Double Fine wasn't able to buy the rights back for whatever reason.
Really? Where did you hear that? I'd imagine most of Double Fine's extra cash is going towards their adventure game as the scope for that has increased.
I'm surprised no one is talking about Darksiders and Red Faction going to some random Swedish publisher.
I have no idea who Nordic Games publishing is so for all I know they could be another mafia run video game publisher looking to churn out some shit for cash. I have no way to know yet what their deal is.
Well, they do own the remains of JoWood, which while not exactly the most obvious fit for Red Faction, did publish a bunch of somewhat well regarded RPG's and strategy games, such as the Gothic series and The Guild games, so I could kinda see Darksiders working there. They also published the hit-and-miss Painkiller series, though, so they aren't exactly unfamiliar with shooters.
The reason so few are mentioning it in the comments is probably that in the original article there was no mention of it, Alex added the line about Nordic Games a couple of hours later.
Good, now *someone* can get this series back up on Steam/GOG/everything else. Seriously, I don't have my discs anymore, and I don't even know if Homeworld 2 will run on Windows 7 x64 without any fuss.
I haven't gone through all the comments to see if this has been replied to yet, but GOOD NEWS, Homeworld 2 does run on win 7 x64, I have the game and play it regularly. :) (It runs great in compatibility mode with v sync on)
Ports and expansions for others' games, Duke Nukem Forever, they're like the bottom feeders of videogame developers. Borderlands was good multiplayer though, I will never deny them that.
Agreed. They pretty much took what was there and just kind of got it out there since it had been in development so long. I kind of figured they knew there was -no- living up to such a huge pre-production hype... I mean... what game could? I just hope with owning the rights that if/when they do put out another Duke title it will be a better product as a whole. I still got my kicks out of DNF but much more is left to be mined imo.
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