While teamPixel may have managed to Kickstart the funds necessary to bid on the Homeworld IP in THQ’s recent asset auction, a recent update to their campaign page reveals that they were outbid by another company.
They expect the new owner to be revealed in a matter of weeks.
The post details how on 15 April the auction for the Homeworld IP ended and the $58,000 teamPixel had raised were only enough to become a qualified bidder and they “were unable to raise the necessary funds to remain competitive against the other parties at the auction”. Unfortunately teamPixel don’t say what the auction closed at or who the successful bidder was.
As the sale will not be finalised till the middle of May it may be that the new owner will not be revealed for a number of weeks yet.
To those that pledged funds to the Save Homeworld campaign teamPixel offer their thanks and also detail the process to apply for a refund. So, if you gave money to teamPixel you best read this post and get in contact with the developer.
TeamPixel will continue development of the space-based RTS, though they will be rebranding it under their own original IP.
Fingers-crossed it was SEGA who acquired the license and right this moment they have Relic start pre-development (Be noted that there is nothing to indicate that this is the case, just hopeful speculation).