Posts Tagged ‘Homeworld’

Cathy Come Homeworld?

By Kieron Gillen on November 4th, 2007.

It’s been a day of mumbling and moping and growling and groping at RPS today (Except without the groping, sadly). But before everyone heads bedwards, here’s some news to put a spring back in your step. RTS legend Homeworld? Coming back.

Kate Bush is fine by us.

Well, it may be anyway, and we’re big fans of premature excitement. It seems that a US trade-mark document turned up showing a transfer of Homeworld ownership between Vivendi and THQ. The latter are the owners of Relic. Relic made Homeworld. So, unless THQ are being particularly perverse and enjoy teasing their employees in the manner of school bullies holding a kid’s bag just out of reach, it’ll be logical that Relic may be returning to their previous triumph. Hurrahs and hurrays! Head over to sleuths Shacknews for all the details who sleuthed it from the RelicNews forums who sleuthed it from a man in the pub who knew too much and no-one’s spoken to since and people are fearing he may have been killed by The Man.

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Homeworld 2: Intensely Intense Edition

By Alec Meer on August 27th, 2007.

Reader David links us to Point Defense Systems, a particularly hardcore-looking overhaul of Homeworld 2. “The gist of the mod is that it turns HW2 into something much more akin to a space-navy simulation, rather than the arcadey feel of the original,” quoth he.

Not sure I’d ever refer to Homeworld games as arcadey, but by the sound of things, this really puts the ‘ship’ in ‘spaceship’. If phrases like ‘naval simulation’ don’t encourage you to try it, perhaps hearing that it’s got a ton of custom-made spacecraft models in it will. Homeworld (we at RPS tend to lean more towards the first than the second) remains god-king of space-based strategy, so it’s fantastic to see it still kept alive. With Relic so bound up in Company of Heroes and Dawn of War these days, will we ever see a part three? I’m off to visit them in a couple of weeks as it happens, so I’ll attempt to find out.

Anyway, we’ll dig up a copy of Homeworld 2 from our quivering plastic monolith of dusty CDs soon and take a look at PDS ourselves – meantime, check it out here.

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