Yeah, the problem is that for BT's 25th anniversary, there was this huge, coordinated series of surprises('MechWarrior 3015', MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries free, and the release of all the Unseen(along with the 25th Anniversary Box Set, which was going to include Unseen minis, and the 25 Years of Art and Fiction book)).
The fandom rejoiced; there was singing and dancing in the forums and streets. Then HG apparently notified Catalyst/Topps that all their legal ducks were not, in fact, all in a row, pretty much derailing the party. The Art and Fiction book was hastily scrubbed of Macross-derived Unseen(though there were PDFs of the original version sold before things came to light), the 25th Anniversary Box Set has nearly become the 26th Anniversary Box Set due to related setbacks, and, HG's cease and desist against the MW 3015 trailer has probably scared off the potential publishers that Smith and Tinker/Piranha Games were hoping to attract.
And MS's legal dept. dragged out MW4 free for almost a year(but we(probably?) can't blame HG for that).