Gearbox Acquires Homeworld Rights

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Gahars, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    You might or might not be aware of the circumstances, so let's do a little recap. The rights to the venerable Homeworld franchise were going on auction. The guys over at TeamPixel created a KickStarter to raise funds and make a bid. Last Friday, they announced that their attempt was unsuccessful, and that someone else had bought the rights.

    But who? Well, that was a mystery.

    Until today. Spoiler alert: It was Gearbox.
    -The Escapist

    That's right. The studio that brought you Borderlands is Homeworld bound.

    There's some reason for skepticism, however. Gearbox has pretty much only developed shooters up to this point; I don't think they've ever touched the RTS genre up to now. Their record isn't exactly spotless, either. After all, they also put out the final version of Duke Nukem Forever, and the less said about Aliens: Colonial Marines, the better.

    But I'll post this here anyway
    So, what do you think? Will you stand by the studio as Brothers in Arms? Or will you try to stand in their way as an Opposing Force?
  2. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    "Sweet, now we have another franchise that isn't Borderlands that we can put minimal effort in!"
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  3. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    Texas, Hang 'Em High
    Yay. Another project to syphon funds away from. Borderlands 3 is going to rock!
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  4. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Did Gearbox buy this with their money or Sega's money?
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Please don't screw this up Gearbox, please...
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  6. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    I'll never purchase another Gearbox game again without reading a review or two first after I trusted them with ACM.
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  7. UltraHurricane

    UltraHurricane GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 18, 2013
    United States
    I kinda stopped trusting them after Duke Nukem Forever
  8. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

    Sep 17, 2011
    United States
    The Pacific Northwet
    This is the Homeworld that was made by the same people who made Empire Earth, right??
  9. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Jan 9, 2013
    Gaming Bunker
    Problem is Duke Nukem Forever isn't Gearbox's fault; they said bluntly they were just gonna finish it, release it and then do something more meaningful with the franchise so no need to bust Gearbox's balls on that one.

    However with ACM... Have at it lol
  10. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I thought the ACM development history was almost as storied as DNF-

    As for the matter at hand I never did that much homeworld and can barely remember how to play it. Plenty of my friends and other associates did go in for it in a big way though.
  11. Tattorack

    Tattorack Interstellar Explorer

    Jun 15, 2011
    Calisto Prime Orbital
    One way I'm thinking:
    The other:
    If they screw this up I'm going to [/insertverydestructivething]!!!!!!
  12. Rizsparky

    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

    Aug 13, 2007
    The Future
    Hopefully we'll see something good come out of this..
  13. Tattorack

    Tattorack Interstellar Explorer

    Jun 15, 2011
    Calisto Prime Orbital
    Though they're not thinking of a Homeworld 3, it would be awesome if they're updating the graphics of the Homeworld series.
    Some on Relic News Forum were/are busy with mods that did that... but if an actual funded dev team does it...
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  14. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Erm...why do they acquire those rights in the first place?

    Homeworld was an RTS. A 3D RTS, no less (with 3D as in 'you have three dimensions to take into calculation', not 3D as in 'get your fancy goggles and prepare for a headache'). It's not even close to any game they have made thus far, so...why do they buy it?

    This is like a soccer manager who purchases the rights to a rugby team. Yeah, they're both sports (or games, in this case). But that doesn't mean you are automatically good at getting some good results.
  15. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

    Nov 15, 2011
    Deep in GBAtemp addiction
    I remember that Homeworld won awards for it's graphics engine in it's day. Unfortunately it almost sounds like they're just planning to port the existing versions to modern platforms to pull some profits out of them with minimal efforts. While it would be nice to see the games on tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and handhelds (heck, if they push it they might even be able to port the thing to PSP) it would be NICE if they'd also update the graphics where possible. A little eye candy is always good.
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