Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

As noted earlier today on the Catalyst site, we are in negotiations to sever the licensing agreement between Catalyst Game Labs and Posthuman Studios. Here's what Catalyst had to say:

Catalyst Game Labs Negotiating To Part Ways With WildFire And Posthuman Studios

Catalyst Game Labs is currently engaged in negotiations to end its agreements with WildFire and Posthuman Studios. Once the terms are finalized, Catalyst will no longer publish CthulhuTech or Poo: The Card Game for WildFire, nor will they co develop and publish Eclipse Phase for Posthuman Studios.

“It’s been fantastic to be involved with growing CthulhuTech alongside WildFire, while also launching Posthuman Studios’ Eclipse Phase,” said Randall Bills, Managing Developer. “We love both of these universes and want to seem them grow and flourish. However, in our current situation we need to re-focus on our core brands of BattleTech and Shadowrun, while developing our original games. As such, while we are parting ways with both companies, we’ll be doing everything we can to support WildFire and Posthuman Studios as they assume the full mantle for their game lines.”

Future details surrounding CthulhuTech will be found at cthulhutech.com, while future Eclipse Phase details will be found at eclipsephase.com.

What this means is that in the very near future the Eclipse Phase IP will be back fully in the control of Posthuman Studios. We are already talking to several potential publishing partners, and our goal is to get both the Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook reprint and the EP Gamemaster Pack into distribution as soon as possible, followed soon after by Sunward.

Unfortunately we won't have any solid information on release dates until this matter is completely resolved. We'll be sure to post that information here once we know. Thanks to all of our fans for their patience and continued support!
 

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JediSoth JediSoth's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

Best of luck to you! I'm looking forward to seeing what all you put out and I'm really looking forward to buying Sunward!

Guilherme Moraes Guilherme Moraes's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

Its sad to know the end of this story, but i hope that PostHuman find a solution good for both the company and fans. Anyway, we still hope to be able to license the game line for potuguese in the near future.

Guilherme Moraes
RetroPunk Game Design

AdamJury AdamJury's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

This is in no way the end of the story! This is just a resleeve! :D

mark mark's picture
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Eclipse Phase will surely succeed. Good luck it is awesome :D

HackMorph HackMorph's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

Wow, this is the first I'm hearing of this. I checked you guys out at the last Gen-Con, and recently bought the core book. This comes as a bit of a shock. Oh well, I'm sure Eclipse Phase will rise to a bright future. It's a great product.
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AdamJury AdamJury's picture
Re: Eclipse Phase Leaving Catalyst

HackMorph wrote:
Wow, this is the first I'm hearing of this. I checked you guys out at the last Gen-Con, and recently bought the core book. This comes as a bit of a shock. Oh well, I'm sure Eclipse Phase will rise to a bright future. It's a great product.

If you mean Gen Con 2010, you've already seen us since the split! :-)

You may want to catch up with our Year End Review for 2010: http://eclipsephase.com/posthuman-2010-year-end-review