So bizarre... I could have sworn that Toys For Bob bought back the rights to Star Control years ago. The article says that Stardock poached the rights from Atari. I don't get it.
Toys For Bob is doing so well making Skylanders, I was really hoping they'd be able to take their warchest and create another Star Control. They have always wanted to do it, and have shopped the idea to publishers multiple times.
I'm very leery of Stardock's sterile design approach being able to handle something like Star Control. The writing made the game, and as we've seen with publishers taking classic games and trying to just toss their own humor into a new game in the franchise (Leisure Suit Larry, LucasArts' Monkey Island, Star Control 3, etc) it never works. The only company to come close is TellTale.