Yeah I really don't know what's going on. I think a ton of other people are sort of scratching their heads. I hate to be a pessimist here but like, yeah - what?
FFG's whole strategy is really weird. It's like, they deliberately sort of kept this under wraps because they couldn't come out and say 'we're doing 3rd edition, only there are cards and boardgame props and (for some reason) a limit of 3 players to 1 GM'. Oh yeah, and it's a hundred bucks. That's what really gets me. Like, most board games (or books) are something like - 50 dollars? Maybe 60. A hundred dollars is like, like what? This isn't even a collector's edition or anything. And in their little picture the rulebooks look like pretty thin paperbacks (I'm sure they would have indicated if they were hardcover).
With Rogue Trader and Dark Heresy they've been completely forthcoming - because you can tell that they have a ton of ideas and enthusiasm to share for those product lines. I'm a big Warhammer fan, but this is sort of WAY out of left field.
Also - is A Ratcatcher's Tale still a real, actual thing? Or was that just some weird prank? Was that just supposed to awkwardly lead us over to this new game? Like, what are they doing? lol