Here is a summary of the call:
- They have no immediate plans for the IP, but they really think it's great and want to do it justice so they will probably take a year or two before the start the ball moving with a new game
- They want to get a good understanding of the IP and what makes it fun and great
- They will offer development of the next game to Stainless first
- They understand the community is important and want to keep in it going, however as no developer is assigned to the IP that means there's no community manager right now
- They are 100% in support of modding and want to continue to facilitate it
- In regards to the Website, they don't want that content to be lost at all and want to restore it but need to investigate the situation and see what the state of it is.
- In regards to the unreleased patch they similarly need to investigate it and see what the position is, the guy was unaware of anything being a publishing guy and not technical so needed to discuss it with people on the technical side
- In regards to the source code, they do not "generally" give out source code but it will be investigated to see what can be done.
- They want to support the legacy games but again need to investigate what the position is with them all
- They are going to meet up with Batwick and Matt at GDC to talk things over with Stainless and learn as much as they can about Carmageddon
- They feel it's their job as publishers to reach out to the community in this manner
- He said he'd like to keep in touch, so that gives us an avenue of communication
Most of all it is very encouraging that they want to keep the community in tact and support the modders who have kept the series alive for 20 years. So while nothing of any note is likely to happen in the next couple of years it sounds like Carmageddon is in good hands with THQ Nordic.