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Friday, September 9, 2016

Confirmed - Fantasy Flight Games No Longer has the Games Workshop Licenses

What follows is the complete press release from Fantasy Flight Games released earlier today. We are keeping the original formatting and the included links. Some of the text by go beyond it's allotted space, and for that we apologize in advance.

It will be interesting to see where the license(s) go in the future.

9 September 2016

A New Path Forward

Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Conclude Their Business Relationship
#FFGames
 
In 2008, Fantasy Flight Games first began publishing great games set in the amazing Games Workshop universes. From the earliest days of the partnership, Games Workshop played a key role in the Fantasy Flight Games library, helping us further develop roleplaying games like Dark Heresy and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, while creating and establishing new board games like Chaos in the Old World and Forbidden Stars, and Living Card Games® such as Warhammer 40,000: Conquest and Warhammer: Invasion.
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. 
We’re extremely grateful to our friends at Games Workshop for giving us the opportunity to play in the worlds that they created, and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors. 
For more details, please keep reading in the FAQ below.

What is the timeframe for the conclusion of the business relationship?

All upcoming products for Games Workshop-licensed games have already been announced and will be released in upcoming months. All Games Workshop-licensed product lines will leave the Fantasy Flight Games catalog on February 28th, 2017.

What does this mean for Fantasy Flight Games products created from Games Workshop properties?

As stated above, after February 28th, 2017, product lines dealing with Games Workshop properties will end and will no longer be offered for sale by Fantasy Flight Games.
 All upcoming products for these product lines have already been announced—there will be no new announcements of additional Games Workshop-licensed products. All announced, currently unreleased products will be released before the conclusion of the business relationship between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop. 
The full list of product lines leaving the Fantasy Flight Games catalog is:

What does this mean for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Organized Play?

Organized Play support for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest will conclude this year at the Fantasy Flight Games World Championships. After the 2016 World Championships, there will be no Organized Play support for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
Retailers: All pre-orders for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Store Championship Kits and Quarter 1 Tournament Kits have been canceled. These kits have been discontinued and will not be released. Retailers will not be charged for these kits.

4 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this. While I was really unhappy about what Fantasy Flight did with Warhammer Fantasy Role Play (they really made a turd out of that IMHO), Games Workshop just doesn't seem to have the wherewithal to keep all of these lines running by themselves anymore. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

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  2. I've always hoped somebody would do a lite version of 1st or 2nd editions of warhammer fantasy roleplaying. Maybe now that may happen when somebody picks the license back up.

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  3. I've always hoped somebody would do a lite version of 1st or 2nd editions of warhammer fantasy roleplaying. Maybe now that may happen when somebody picks the license back up.

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  4. man, now I really need to decide whether I'm going to pick up the FFG version of Fury of Dracula.

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