Gearbox said it has painstakingly remastered the two games in cooperation with key members of the original development team as well as passionate fans of the series. Gamers can expect to see new, high-resolution textures and models, the latest graphics-rendering technology as well as a fully remastered score and new voice recordings from the original cast.
Purists will also appreciate the fact that the bundle includes the original versions of the two games with compatibility updates.
Furthermore, Homeworld Remastered Collection buyers will get access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta. With the beta, Gearbox has taken all of the elements of the multiplayer experience from both games and rolled them into a single multiplayer experience.
Homeworld and Homeworld were developed by Relic Entertainment, originally launching in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Relic was acquired by THQ in 2004 and it was their bankruptcy filing in 2012 that ultimately opened the door for Gearbox to scoop up the IP.
The game is available for pre-order as of writing on Steam. Those who order early can save 15 percent, bringing the final cost of the bundle down to $29.74. Otherwise, expect to pay $34.99 for the opportunity come February 25, 2015.