Homeworld HD/CE Survey

Gearbox Software is conducting a Homeworld Survey to poll the community for opinions on how they should deal with their recently acquired IP for the space strategy series. The survey starts with general gaming questions and then drills into Homeworld, investigating awareness of the franchise before introducing the Homeworld HD concept and gauging how much gamers might be willing to pay for an updated version of Relic's first installment in the series. They also question whether there is interest in a Collector's Edition, how much such a collection would be worth, and what items it could include to inspire your purchase. They also ask similar questions about willingness to buy a Homeworld art book. Thanks nin via Polygon.
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:13
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:13
 
How much would you pay? What scumbags. The response determines their effort does it? How about you do it right and send it out the door gratis to make up for the Aliens fiasco? Showing people your company actually still has worth before you go asking them how much you can milk them for for an old game.
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:09
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:09
 
I'll pay $2 max otherwise it'll eat into my pizza money, I'll prob pass:Meh:shrugs
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:07
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:07
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 13:50:
Honestly, this is something modders could probably do in their free time in 6 months. It's really not that much work.

I'm actually rather surprised this hasn't happened already. A bit of Googling around seems to indicate that the source code to Homeworld actually was released... and after seeing what insanity the community did to Freespace 2 using it's source code (i.e. Diaspora) I'd love to see what could happen with Homeworld.

Although I know this is utterly contingent on the right kinds of individuals being available (and having the time to do it). I'd be extremely hesitant to say that an HD upgrade of the original game would be "really not that much work" though, as it would likely involve gutting a lot of core components to bring the game up to modern-day standards. Freespace 2 has only gotten to where it was after many years of effort from some extremely dedicated and talented individuals.
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:05
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Creating a CE for a game they bought, with someone elses work. It's the Gearbox way!!!!

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Dec 27, 2013, 14:00
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Dec 27, 2013, 14:00
 
I think Gearbox has done pretty well with their games and IPs. I am not all too interested in a collector's edition for a premium cost, but I would still shell out $20-30 for Homeworld HD.
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Creston wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 13:20:
I'll pay 10 bucks. And I'll wait to see how badly Gearbox mangles it before plunking down cash.

I took the survey and told them I'd pay $20. That way they will do the work and make a good version of it, and I can pick it up a month after release on sale for $10.

Honestly, this is something modders could probably do in their free time in 6 months. It's really not that much work.
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Dec 27, 2013, 13:20
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I'll pay 10 bucks. And I'll wait to see how badly Gearbox mangles it before plunking down cash.
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Dec 27, 2013, 13:10
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Dec 27, 2013, 13:10
 
"How much do you want to pay us for as little work as possible?"

Nice survey.
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:53
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:53
 
I just hope they take out jumping. Err, wait... what?

Loved Homeworld. I'd buy HD versions, but have no interest in a Collector's Edition and associated swag. I've got enough useless crap sitting in boxes.
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:43
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:43
 
Seems to me they are shopping ways people will pay for the existing game code not so much for a new game.
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:41
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:41
 
Give the IP to some other developer? Is that an option? Gearbox will shop it out anyways so they can focus on Borderlands. I would buy an HD version though...
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