Just when the Black Library had announced that the first printing of the Dark Heresy game had been sold out in a day, follows the announcement that the entire role-playing game line of the company is effectively terminated.
No proper explanation is given, just a vague statement to the effect that the company will focus its resources on fiction and fiction alone. But a good assumption is that the financial distress of the parent company is the root cause.
As expected the relevant fora – both in-house and independent are bursting with perplexed and pissed off gamers, a good fraction of whom suffered under the definitive period of non-support for the preceding fantasy game for two decades.
But after the significant commercial success of both games, I would be very surprised if they wouldn’t already have suitors lining up at the door eager to pick up the licenses. My bet is on Green Ronin, who actually wrote the games – Black Industries acted merely as publishers.