Homeworld Remastered Out Now; SLI Profile Available From GeForce Experience
16 years ago Relic Entertainment released Homeworld, a 3D space RTS that let gamers command epic space battles, the likes of which had only been seen on TV and at the movies in Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and Star Wars. True, Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War gave us impressive interactive capital ship battles the year before, but Homeworld was the first game to let us build fleets, fly in three dimensions, and command massive battles. There was an excellent campaign, impressive cinematics, and AI skirmish battles, with the eight-player LAN and online multiplayer being the icing on the cake. Yeah, it may have lagged like crazy on a 56k with hundreds of ships, but we didn't care, it was incredible. There'd been nothing like that before, and if we had to endure some lag to experience those battles then so be it.
Now, Homeworld is back alongside its equally-good sequel in Homeworld Remastered, a loving restoration of the two games that sees graphics, audio, gameplay, rendering resolutions, user interfaces and OS compatibility updated to modern standards. And unlike many other remasters and re-releases, the core concept of making and commanding massive fleets has never been bettered, making Homeworld Remastered a must-have.
Online, the presence of eight players' fleets, each consisting of hundreds of ships can take its toll on your system's performance. Thankfully, Homeworld Remastered has an excellent set of graphics options for you to tweak, and if you boot up GeForce Experience you can click 'Check For Updates' on the Preferences tab to download a SLI profile that'll boost performance greatly in multi-GPU systems.
With all those settings cranked up you'll bear witness to breathtaking scenes like those shown below. Add in the orchestral score, the excellent voice acting, and the fantastic gameplay and you've got the best interactive space opera ever made.
What are you waiting for? Go buy Homeworld Remastered! And after you're done with the engrossing campaigns we'll see you online for some amazing space battles.