True. Especially since this is an established product with a secondary product line in edge of the empire using the same system exists. Even a 3.75 edition wouldn't be the burden that 3.0 was having to create an entirely new system and then the 3.5e hardcovers to appease the card/chit-hating S.I.T.M.'s who would de-evolve it back down to some kind of oversimplified, but powerfully nostalgic, percentile system with D&D mechanics tacked on. That would involve either admitting they were wrong in going to this component-heavy system (which they won't do), or essentially re-creating the old 1e/2e systems which were well-loved, but why bother to reproduce an old system that was also already completed (except for a high elf product) to cater to people who wouldn't buy it anyways?
Their best solution is the POD for something that appeals to a MUCH broader audience, or fleecing us for another edition. Plus, a Players Guide 2 would sell like hotcakes (until it got pirated like everything else in the gaming world does).
They don't have the mindset of using a kickstarter (that requires direct-consumer-communications), but even a POD paperback print edition of about anything should be very viable. IMO, putting out the over-specialized cards that only 6 people in the whole world would purchase should not (but probably did) influence their interest in doing more PODs.
They know their profit-margins better than us though so who knows? Perhaps wfrp is dead and the license merely being held hostage by a company that doesn't have financial interest in new products.
At this point, I'd settle for a cheeseburger with WFRP stamped on top. I've got all this money sitting around and D&D 5e is coming out... either FFG can get my money or some other company can get it. I mean if they don't want it, by all means, keep putting out sci-fi for all of us who prefer fantasy...
Edited by Emirikol, 15 January 2014 - 02:02 PM.