Since i am not the only fan of Homeworld series here on this community, I decided to make a quick post about it.
What is happening with Homeworld series these days is a good example of what could be happening to Ground Control.
At this instant, Gearbox Software, is remastering the Homeworld Series, the work is progressing since the announcement of their purchase of the IP. When the rights over a game go from “hand to hand” usually the gaming community is left in doubts without knowing for sure the plans of a company. Fortunately Gearbox was from the beginning clear about their true intentions, as you can see on this announcement.(04.22.13)
excerpt from the original post:
“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.”
This sort of public declaration of intent has set a clear distinction between Gearbox and the former owner of the Homeworld series (THQ). Gearbox asked the fans what they wanted, they talked with the former artists from the original game(and hired some of them),etc etc. From THQ nothing was heard, doubts and false hopes year by year fulfilled the minds of the fans, but more than that: the remastering of this beautiful game is only possible today because THQ was forced to sell a bunch of tittles due to bankruptcy. The fate of Homeworld is safe, for now.
Here in our community we know well the feeling of the homeworld fans when the game was in control of THQ(2007-2013), a parallelism can be made with the current situation of Ground Control series that seem to be forever lost in silence on the hands of a company that nothing shows, that nothing does but to give false hope. if it takes bankruptcy to free Ground Control I personally hope it arrives soon, if not, that some other solution is found.
Anyway, here’s a video exposing the progress on HW remastered, what we hope to see for GC’s future, have fun!