Gearbox Software has revealed in a post on their site that they held the highest bid on THQ’s Homeworld IP, and as such, will soon own the rights to it.

“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.”

The developer also stated that they intend to ‘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.’ Fans were encouraged to share what they think Gearbox should do with the IP in the future.

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