Despite yesterday’s news that WizKids will be closing down, the concern some have expressed over the future of Shadowrun and Classic Battletech licenses is apparently unnecessary. Catalyst Game Labs, which licenses the two game properties from WizKids, posted the following announcement on its site (copied below):
The Topps Company announced today that WizKids will immediately cease operations. Catalyst Game Labs has already been informed this should in no way affect Catalystâ€™ publication of the Classic BattleTech and Shadowrun game lines. â€œWeâ€™re still completely dedicated to the Classic BattleTech and Shadowrun game lines,â€ said Loren Coleman, co-owner of Catalyst Game Labs. â€œWeâ€™ve got a great line of products coming out heading into 2009 and so see no reason why the 25th [BattleTech] and 20th [Shadowrun] anniversary years for these brands wonâ€™t be fantastic for our great fan base.â€
Here’s to keeping worthwhile brands alive and innovative during these trying times.