Release date: RELEASED
Price: $34.99 on Steam Storepage, no word on GOG release.
High Resolution images from this Gamespot article and this article from Gamewatcher
Also Multiplayer isn't going to ship complete with this game instead its going to ship with a beta of it that will be updated based on player feed back.
TotalBiscuits Thoughts on the remaster (gameplay isn't brilliant but this a good video if your undecided if your picking the game up or not)
Some extra videos
Video of 5 minutes of gameplay showing some of the 7th mission Garden of Kadesh and a little of homeworld 2s game play
Video of 35 minutes of gameplay from the panel
Full Video of the panel (Has the opening ingame cinematic for homeworld 1 @ 11:10 this also shows comparison between the original and new)
Scott Manleys playthrough of homeworld 1. Part 1
EnterElysium Playthrough of homeworld 2. Part 1
FAQ from ORCACommander, Thanks!
1. Where is Cataclysm!!!!!!!
a. The Big problem arises from the Barking Dog sale. At some stage during the folding and mergers between BD, Rockstar Vancouver and Rockstar propper the source code to HW:C was lost. How it was lost is uncertain. Either mechanical failure of the drives without back ups, drivers were lost, or wiped are all possible. My instinct tells me they were wiped. HDD space was a big premium back in 2000, especially for small companies and the mergers wouldn’t help matters. Another potential issue is licensing but this unconfirmed. Signs point to GBX owning the license as demonstrated by trademark and copyright searches below.
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2. What the Hell is this Combined Multiplayer! I only want to play Classic version of X!
a. Cool down. As seen from this screenshot of the PAX footage:
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c. Under options we have a game mode selector. This is going to give us at a minimum 3 options: Homeworld 1Classic Rule Set, Homeworld 2, Classic Rule Set, Homeworld Remastered Brawl Rule set. This brawl rule set is the one that will have battles between all 4 races. Meanwhile no matter the mode we share a lobby together, hugs anyone? Confirmed by Dev Here: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh...0&postcount=27
3. Will the preserved versions have Multiplayer Support.
a. Unknown at this time but I would speculate the old LAN code to still be active
4. Amazon is showing a Ship Date in 2016 for my Collector’s Edition! WHYYYYY!!!!!
a. Amazon is still updating their systems. Amazon policy is if you use prime 2 or 2 day and above you will get it on release day. Any slower shipping speeds and it is a gamble on that but should be no more than a week delay. If you want it for release day You have plenty of time to upgrade your shipping option. Also Amazon does not charge money on preorders until they are shipped.
5. What about mod tools?
a. GBX is Very Enthusiastic about mod Support however mod tools will not be available on release because the tools are not finalized.
6. Where can I see gameplay footage?
a. IGN seems to got exclusivity over the PAX South game demo here:
b. IGN Also has footage of the entire panel here:
7. I want to order the Collector’s Edition but I live in country X!
a. At the time of writing the only place with any CE stock left is Amazon.co.uk. in there, there is USK and PEGI versions that can be shipped outside the United Kingdom.
8. Can you please make more CEs?
a. GBX has repeatedly said that they are a one off and grossly underestimated demand. Oh well. Considering it took the US version 6 months to sell out I think the amount they made was a good call.
9. Is there a difference between the CE artbook and the Hardcover one announced at PAX South?
a. Updated: 1/28/2015 CE is a small paper back novel type format. Hardcover one abot the size of a coffee table book
10. The Voices Sound Different what’s up with that?
a. GBX has gotten the original cast to rerecord their lines as the original masters were not up to snuff. However there are two known exception and the first is the late Campbell Lane who voiced the Bentusi/Narrator. May he Rest in Peace. The second is the person who voiced Karen in HW2 is not returning but Heidi from HW 1 is.
11. Who is handling the voice and audio remasters?
a. Who else but Paul Ruskay?
12. Are Homeworld 1 Fighters going to be Squadrons? I do not want squadrons in my HW 1 game!
a. No official statement yet but the IGN footage of Kadesh indicate strongly that in singleplayer at the least hw 1 strike craft do not use squadrons.
13. Are there physical CDs.
a. No everything is to be redeemed via Steam Code
14. Will there be Fuel?
a. Ambiguous at this time
15. I have all these mods from the old days. Will they Still work
a. Most likely not with the remastered copies. The mod creators or you will need to update the mods to be compatible. As for the classic versions it may be hit and miss since they are getting bug updates and balance tweaks.
16. I saw the HW1 resource collector latching NOOOOO. I want my PDA's.
a. while PDAs will have a place in our hearts GBX couldn't get them to work in the hw2.5 engine without breaking resourcing completely. thus they decided to make sure you had a working resourcing system
17. Will "Homeworld" by Yes still be in the end credits?
a. Unknown at this time. GBX is really hard to get a comment out on possible licensing issues.
18. I saw Lotion Blur and DoF effects can they be turned off?
a. Yes! there appears to be an exhaustive video options menu:
Please see pax gameplay capture for options menu
19. will resources auto harvest at end of mission.
a. largely unknown right now. however the pax panel showed some time compression. this may be dev use only though.