WK is dead!

General talk for the Wizkids Crimson Skies.
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WK is dead!

Postby foxmalcolm » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:28 am

RabidFox wroteColonEveryone should check the general news at WK.
This forum will not let me post a link here since I do not have the requisite number of postings here to do so.

Maybe now someone can get Crimson Skies going again.

RabidFox wroteColonNow I can post the link to the newsbit:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/wk_article.asp?cid=41914
No surprise.

Thom wroteColon
wizkidsgames.com wroteColonAnnouncement
The Topps Company announced today that WizKids will immediately cease operations and discontinue its product lines.

Scott Silverstein, CEO of Topps, said “This was an extremely difficult decision. While the company will still actively pursue gaming initiatives, we feel it is necessary to align our efforts more closely with Topps current sports and entertainment offerings which are being developed within our New York office.”

Upon notifying our partners, Topps will immediately pursue strategic alternatives so that viable brands and properties, including HeroClix, can continue without noticeable disruption. To that end, WizKids will continue supporting Buy it By the Brick redemptions for Arkham Asylum, and the December Organized Play events for HeroClix.

For consumer announcements, please refer to www.wizkidsgames.com over the coming days for further information.


Thats an interesting turn of events! Need to keep an eye on this one. With the old FASA properties scattered over hell and gone with various licenses going out in different directions it can be a bit confusing as to who owns what and who has the legit license. Microsoft, Catalyst Games, FanPro, Smith & Tinker and WizKids/Topps all have a slice of the pie with electronic rights going one way and merchandising rights going another and game products yet another.

Of course the WK ClickTeck version of Crimson Skies is long dead already, but the best of worlds would have creator Jordan K Weisman (Of Smith & Tinker) ending up with control of it all. . .

Grant wroteColonWAHOO!!!

Awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully CrimsonSkies can get transferred somehow...To a place where the creators listen to fan wishes ;)

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:D DING DONG, THE WICKED WITCH IS DEAD!!! :D

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