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Gearbox Software acquires Homeworld IP

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.

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majiebeast1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

I do not know how to feel about this news. I never expected Gearbox to even make a bid on it wouldve rather seen a RTS dev pick it up.

Randy used SEGA's Aliens dev budget to buy this, the puzzle is coming together people J/K.


They only did 2 of the expansions opposing force and blueshift and a few ports.

LordOfAdmirals1796d ago

Whats to say gearbox wont outsource this and take some profits from it. Homeworld will be fine.

Im just glad the ip has new life. I have been waiting for almoat a decade!!


NYC_Gamer1796d ago

I'm upset because wanted SEGA to grab the franchise

metsgaming1796d ago

Well segas money was used, so almost, right :-(

Donnieboi1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

My favorite RTS franchise of all time, is bought by the creators of Borderlands, Brothers in Arms, Half Life [edit: only did the expansions], Borderlands 2?

But then again they also made Duke Nukem Forever.

I don't know what to think...

EDIT: @Majibeast: Yeah, they only did the Half Life expansions, not even the real game. Oh boy, this is a strange marriage.

majiebeast1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

Im just affraid they are gonna turn it into a fps because according to industry experts, FPS is the best cashcow and gearbopx has never made a RTS. Right now i can hardly think of a worse outcome.

Incoming Homeworld:Colonial Marines with the superior wiiU version, before it gets canned

Other 2 bids were apparently from Paradox interactive(Magicka and war of the roses) and stardock(Sins of a solar empire)

Moncole1796d ago

It will be an FPS with bad memes.

admiralvic1796d ago

Eh, didn't Gearbox only work on the console version of Half Life? I mean they worked on it, but that hardly means they really did much past porting.

Also GB did not make DNK, 3D realms and Triptych Games did for the most part. Similar to how Captain Scarlett and Hammerlock DLC were done by them too. Quite similar to how Gearbox "made" Aliens, though they just out sourced it.

In either case, I think this is awful news. Gearbox might have done some good games, but their recent track record is pretty poor.

Outsourced BL 2 DLC.
Charged for the level cap increase.
Constantly contradicting what they say in interviews / statements.
Taking forever to patch issues.
Selling another Vault Chest ($100) without any worthwhile items.
Shift being nothing more than a gold key source.
Everything with Aliens seems to be problematic.

barb_wire1796d ago


Gearbox also ported 'Half-Life' (the full game too) on the PS2, even had a co-op mode in it.

Dark5tar11796d ago

I REALLY don't know how to react to this. Good for Gearbox, I guess??

zme-ul1796d ago

oh god .. nooooooooooooo!
someone slap me and tell me it's a bad dream, please

GearBox dever did a RTS in their entire existence
so long HomeWorld :(

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