Gearbox beat two publishers to secure Homeworld series
It appears that Gearbox Software had a bit of a battle on their hands to secure the Homeworld series from the THQ fire sale.
Speaking at their panel at this year's PAX Australia Gearbox's Randy Pitchford revealed that the sale came down to a telephone auction battle between them and two publishers – Stardock and Paradox Interactive.
"It got down to three bidders and they decided to do a live auction on the telephone; and two of the other bidders were publishers. We were the only developer. And that was really interesting."
Gearbox ended up securing the Homeworld series with a bid of 1.35 million USD. Their fist action will be to give an HD facelift to Homeworld and Homeworld 2 and release them on the PC through digital platforms.