The latest Planet Mongoose blog post reveals that the gaming licence for the Star Wars universe has been acquired. No word on who it is but since the blog post mentions it is a company with no miniatures experience we can assume that it wasn’t Battlefront.
From their website:
In other A Call to Arms news, I can now report that we did not manage to grab the licence we were chasing for the game – Star Wars. We weren’t really expecting this one to happen (we made a sideways reference to it in the State of the Mongoose), but we got much further along than we thought we would.
The interesting thing is why our negotiations ended – another company beat us to it. We are not going to reveal who this is (you have heard of them), as that is their fanfare to blow. However, I am sure many will find it intriguing that the licence covers card games, RPGs, and… miniatures. Now, the company concerned is not known for its miniatures lines, which will probably put paid to my dream of 28mm multipart/multipose Stormtroopers.