Monday, April 22, 2013

Sad day in gaming's history - GearBox Software acquires HomeWorld licence

Homeworld Acquisition and Plans:

Gearbox Software has prevailed as the highest bidder in the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise from THQ. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and personally spearheaded the acquisition. 
Brian 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. 
Please visit the Gearbox Software Forums to share with us and Brian what you think should be done with Homeworld moving forward. And, please try to get our attention if you have capability and interest to join the effort in developing or enabling Homeworld's future.

This is a sad day in gaming. A company notorious for delivering bad products, see recent Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem Forever, has bought the licence of HomeWorld from now defunct THQ.
I was hoped SEGA would win the auction as they previously acquired  Relic studio.

In GearBox's history they have never dealt with an RTS. In fact, their only success is the BorderLands series.

How will they build an RTS game, with what? Will they even build and RTS or make it some BorderLands clone ...

I'm so disappointed and mad.

HomeWorld, you will be missed.

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