It shouldn't be a surprise that there hasn't been any progress on this mod in some time. I should probably explain why: Games Workshop hired somebody else to make a clone of it.
I am aware that I dont own the IP, so I cant really complain too much. Additionally, if I continue to develop DEATHWING, I risk being shut down by GW anyway, so its just not worth the time investment.
While I am really honored to be emulated, it leaves me in an awkward position. Do I continue to develop the mod, despite there being a fully funded title on the horizon, or do I look at making my own IP entirely. When I was making DEATHWING, I was hoping to be noticed by GW (being a huge W40K fan), and sharing my vision, we could have made the game together, on a large scale. But without even so much of a wink or nod, it was all underhandedly taken from under me, even the title.
I want everybody to know that I really enjoyed making this mod, and I really enjoyed the community response. I grew up with the 40K universe from back when it was Rogue Trader. I am glad it has come as far as it has and that others love it as much as I do.
That all being said, I haven't been sitting on my thumbs for the last 2 years. I have been hard at work at a completely new game and IP: Vector 36, due to be released Q4 2015. So if you enjoyed the relentless punishment that DEATHWING provided, you can get more of that here:
Bit of a plug, but I think I have earned it.
Once again, thanks for your patronage, thanks to everyone involved. I wish it could have turned out differently.