By Andrew Dodson on September 9, 2016 at 9:52am
Today, Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop quietly concluded their business relationship. The two tabletop giants have worked together since 2008.
Games Workshop has been a fantastic partner for the past eight years, and we’re thrilled that we had the opportunity to work together and bring so many new and exciting games into the world. As much as we have enjoyed creating these games, our current licensing term is coming to an end.
Beginning February 28th, 2017, Fantasy Flight Games will no longer offer for sale any games in conjunction with Games Workshop, including Talisman and all games taking place in the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 universes.
Fantasy Flight Games Press Release
While it is not clear why the two companies are parting ways, Games Workshop is taking a large chunk from Fantasy Flight with the removal of the Warhammer IP. The following games will no longer be available from Fantasy Flight as of February 28th, 2017.
- Black Crusade
- Blood Bowl: Team Manager
- Chaos in the Old World
- Chaos Marauders
- Dark Heresy
- Dark Heresy Second Edition
- Forbidden Stars
- Fury of Dracula
- Only War
- Rogue Trader
- Space Hulk: Death Angel
- Warhammer: Diskwars
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
- Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game
- Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
- Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
- All Fantasy Flight Supply products showing imagery licensed to Games Workshop
Organized support for the living card game "Warhammer 40,000: Conquest" will end at this year's Fantasy Flight Games World Championships (November 2nd-November 6th).
It will be interesting to see what Games Workshop decides to do with Warhammer on it's own now, and where Fantasy Flight will focus it's development without the popular Warhammer IP in it's pocket. Personally, I hope it ventures more into into the "Twilight Imperium" universe - maybe even making a tabletop RPG. Or, following the popularity of their "Star Wars Miniatures" game, I wouldn't mind seeing a "Battlestar Galactica Miniatures" game with a similar ruleset.
It doesn't hurt to dream, does it?
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