Well after the announcement that the Black Library was no longer going to produce Dark Heresy raised a few eyebrows, especially after the initial print run sold out it was interesting to read that there may have been reason behind the madness.
According to a press release from Fantasy Flight Games they now have the licence to publish the role-playing, board and card games set in the Games Workshop universe.
Fantasy Flight Games (“FFG”) and Games Workshop (“GW”) jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement for Fantasy Flight Games to become the exclusive publisher of board games, card games (including collectible card games), and roleplaying games based on Games Workshop’s family of renowned intellectual properties including Warhammer Fantasy Battles and Warhammer 40,000. Additionally, the deal will grant FFG the exclusive rights to publish new versions of the classic board and card games titles published by Games Workshop over the last 25 years.
Further down the press release we read:
FFG will continue production and new-product support for the Universal Fighting System CCG, the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay RPG, and the new smash-hit Dark Heresy RPG.
Both Amazons are offering it at a discount.