news\ Apr 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Gearbox Software acquire Homeworld

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Announced on their website today, Gearbox Software has acquired the Homeworld franchise from THQ, as they were the highest bidder. Much of THQ's assets were auctioned off earlier this year as part of the company's bankruptcy filing; however, several franchises -- like Homeworld‚Äč -- were not immediately sold off. In the statement, Gearbox said, "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."

Gearbox plans 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."

Gearbox also asked their fans to visit their forums and let them know what you think should be done with Homeworld moving forward. 

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