Reading the GB Homeworld discussions, there is much conjecture/concern/hope surrounding the pending creation of the next HW title.
BBI, the guys behind Hardware:Shipbreakers and spiritual heart of the Homeworld franchise (sans Cataclysm) are mentioned in a thread:
Give it to Blackbird Interactive - The Gearbox Software Forums
Some people don't trust GB to come good on the promise of a new title, given the farce of Aliens.
But Brian Martel may share that passion:
Gearbox Software has prevailed as the highest bidder in the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise from THQ. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and personally spearheaded the acquisition.
Brian intends as first priority to direct Gearbox's interest to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.
Taken from GB news feed.
I am both excited and afraid at the same time. My cherished RTS will find a new home
I am excited that HW may be coming to Steam. I have already set up a TOG Homeworld Steam group, and that was before I read the news!