Following Microsoft's closure of FASA, Jordan Weisman has founded a new studio called Smith & Tinker and licensed all the FASA properties back from Microsoft. It's way too early to tell if they might do something useful with Shadowrun but the announcement offers a grain of hope:
...although the About page hints at online games to my mind:Smith & Tinker is pleased to announce that it has licensed from Microsoft the electronic entertainment rights for Mr. Weisman's previous creations of MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies and the other properties of the FASA catalog. We're not quite ready to announce our plans for each property, but please be assured that our goal is to surprise and delight old fans, while welcoming new fans to these fantastic worlds.
More information.Messrs. Smith & Tinker have assembled, in the Emerald City, a world-class team of creative individuals from a wide range of disciplines. Led by Jordan Weisman, a serial entertainment entrepreneur, Smith & Tinker endeavors to have a great deal of fun while working hard to reinvent play for the connected generation.
- Aug 30, 2006
- Sydney, Australia