I really like the Battletech universe. It is one of the most well conceived and well documented Science Fiction settings that has ever existed. Don't believe me? Check out sarna.net . The Battletech Universe is insanely detailed. No I'm not joking. It rivals the Star Wars, Star Trek, and Warhammer 40k settings if it doesn't in fact surpass all of them. It's hard to say. However unlike those settings the Battletech Universe has no real heroes or at least not setting wide heroes. Other than perhaps General Aleksander Kerensy. The Universe is filled with stories of regular people. Small time mercenaries, pirates, and state units. In fact that seems to be the point of the setting. You get to tell your own stories and not just languish in the shadow of greater heroes.
So just a quick synopsis of "those guys" still making Battletech.
Classic Battletech by Catalyst Games.
Alpha Strike by Catalyst Games
A Time of War by Catalyst Games which is basically the newest version of the Mechwarrior RPG.
Iron Wind Metals Battletech Oh look Ral Partha isn't dead either.
Mechwarrior Online by Piranha Games
And two video games in development
Battletech by Harebrained Scemes
Mech Warrior 5 Mercenaries also by Piranha Games
So yeah. "They" are still making Battletech. I'll be doing a blog post on each of these products as time goes on. Certainly not back to back because I'm not as familiar with all of them as I would like to be but they will each get some time on this blog.