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    Homeworld IP goes to unannounced owner as Kickstarter campaign offers refunds

    Expects new owner of the franchise to be announced in May.


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    A community-driven effort to resurrect the Homeworld series has been outbid on the rights to the franchise, the campaign's organisers revealed.

    Developer TeamPixel began a crowdsourced campaign to obtain the rights to Relic's space RTS Homeworld back in January, saying it would make Homeworld 3 for PC, Mac and Linux, and Homeworld Touch for iOS and Android.

    "The auction for the Homeworld license ended April 15 2013, and while we reached qualified bidder status for the bankruptcy auction, we were unable to raise the necessary funds to remain competitive against the other parties at the auction," wrote the studio in a Kickstarter update.
    Refunds are now being given to backers of the campaign.

    The new owner of the Homeworld IP was not mentioned, but TeamPixel expects an announcement during May after the sale is finalised.
    Homeworld creator Relic was purchased by Sega in January for $26.6 million after THQ auctioned off its assets. The rights to Homeworld were not purchased by Sega at the time.

    Homeworld II was the last time the series was seen. It was released in 2003. Relic's next game, WWII-themed RTS Company of Heroes 2, will be released for PC on June 25

    My Favorite Reboot is finally coming, this was one of my first games since i was 8
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    Gearbox picks up Homeworld IP

    Borderlands developer acquires franchise from THQ in bankruptcy auction for undisclosed sum, plans to create new games for digital platforms.

    Gearbox Software has acquired the Homeworld franchise, the Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines developer announced today. The Plano, Texas company prevailed as the top bidder for the series during a recent THQ bankruptcy auction for remaining unsold franchises.

    Terms of the deal were not specified and a Gearbox Software representative was not immediately available to comment. Gearbox outbid TeamPixel, which announced last week that a mystery party had offered more cash than it could for the series.

    Writing in the Gearbox Software forums, community manager Chris Faylor explained that chief creative officer Brian Martel "personally spearheaded the acquisition." He reportedly has a "great deal of love and respect" for Relic's original Homeworld and Homeworld 2.
    No new Homeworld games were announced today, but Gearbox said whatever it makes in the future will preserve the "purest form" of the original games while also making them accessible on today's digital platforms.

    Bidding for franchises left unsold after the January auction--including Red Faction and Darksiders (which Crytek USA is interested in)--closed last week. As much as $7 million is expected to be generated from the sale of remaining THQ IP.

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    Acha did the crack for the campaign versions come?
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