I’ve been away from the Homeworld modding scene since…uh, well, about a year after Homeworld 2 originally launched. I’ve got a bit of an odd question, I think:
Way back when, a bunch of us over at Relicnews had been in contact with some of the devs before the VUG->THQ thing happened and the franchise went into indefinite limbo. Specifically, quite a few folks wanted to restore some of the ship models and art that were in the early previews of Homeworld 2 - the Vaygr Command Carrier (Big Red or Agamemnon, as it appeared in some concept shots) , the Progenitor Foundry, support frigates, stuff like that. There was even an effort to allow access to the models/art used in those early concepts, and understandably with the state of things back then, it was very, very unlikely that much was going to be done. We managed to get some concept art, some shots of models in progress, things like that, but nothing substantial.
I was wondering, with Gearbox being the stewards of the franchise going forward, and the quite frankly good level of community support and involvement GBX has shown so far, was any of that stuff transferred over with the IP? Some friends and I were wondering if any of that early work was still around, or if the art is still out there somewhere, as it seems to have vanished.
I hope that made sense - really late over here.