WotC lost/dropped the Star Wars license some time ago. Their Star Wars RPG effort wasn’t as good as the old West End Games one, but it was something. Well, the license is out of limbo – Fantasy Flight Games, producers of Warhammer Fantasy 3e and the Warhammer 40k RPGs (Dark Heresy, Deathwatch, Rogue Trader) have announced they have the rights to make all sorts of card, roleplaying, and miniatures games set in the Star Wars universe.
They are doing a good job with Warhammer, which is a licensed property, so there’s every reason to believe they’ll do well with Star Wars. Their first games are a tactical x-wing game and a card game, but ideally a RPG is in the offing. Hopefully it’ll be less trinket intensive than Warhammer Fantasy and be more like the 40k series (not necessarily the same rules… Maybe… I’ll have to think about that).
Interesting. It’ll be nice to see someone else’s take on Star Wars beside WotC.
I hope they don’t use the 40K rules for it. I like the ruleset well enough, but it’s too crunchy for Star Wars I’d say. You want something faster and lighter.
Besides, the 40K ruleset is derived from Warhammer itself, so it would be a bit weird to use it for something else.