What happened to FASA Studios?
FASA unexpectedly ceased active operations on April 30, 2001, but still exists as a corporation holding intellectual property rights, which it licenses to other publishers. Contrary to popular belief, the company did not go bankrupt.
Why did FASA shut down?
In 2007, FASA became one of the first studios closed by Microsoft as part of a series of cutbacks. The reasons for this are clear for Weisman, who had already left the company to start up new venture WizKids by the time Microsoft pulled down the shutters on FASA.
Do people still play Shadowrun 2020?
The servers are still up. People still play it, but mostly on the weekends.
Who owns the rights to Shadowrun?
Two years before its closure, FASA sold its videogame branch, FASA Interactive to Microsoft corporation, keeping rights to publishing novels and pen and paper RPGs. Since then, digital rights to Shadowrun IP belong to Microsoft since 1999.
Who bought FASA?
Microsoft Acquires FASA Interactive. ™ .” “MechWarrior 2” and its related add-ons have accounted for more than $70 million in sales. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Who owns the BattleTech IP?
BattleTech is a wargaming and military science fiction franchise launched by FASA Corporation in 1984, acquired by WizKids in 2001, which was in turn acquired by Topps in 2003; and published since 2007 by Catalyst Game Labs.
When did FASA close?
June 30, 2022
FAFSA open date and deadline
|Academic year||FAFSA open date||Federal FAFSA deadline|
|2021-22||Oct. 1, 2020||June 30, 2022|
|2022-23||Oct. 1, 2021||June 30, 2023|
Can you still play Shadowrun Online?
You can play Shadowrun online here, in a web browser for free!
Does Microsoft still own Shadowrun?
Microsoft does indeed own the video game rights for Shadowrun (not book rights or anything else though).
Is Cyberpunk 2077 based on Shadowrun?
Cyberpunk 2077 is not based on Shadowrun. Cyberpunk 2077 has some common mechanics to Shadowrun, but the two are not the same. Shadowrun includes fantasy and mythical items that Cyberpunk 2077 does not.
Is BattleTech and MechWarrior the same universe?
MechWarrior is a series of video games set in the fictional universe of BattleTech.