It's not the first time that Interplay has been broke. Last time, they sold/licensed the Fallout IP, and the money from that transaction has kept them afloat until now. My guess is that they'll license or sell the IP for MDK or Earthworm Jim to keep themselves afloat for a few more years, while they cross their fingers that they can win their court battle against Bethesda to get the Fallout MMO on the market to bring in some sustainable revenue.
It's still sad though given their part in Freespace's history.
Pfft. What's sad is that Interplay continues to soldier on. They started spiraling the crapper when they practically killed the Descent and FreeSpace franchises by advertising them so poorly that you had to wonder if they meant to keep D3 and FS2 a secret. They made a bunch of lousy decisions that, by all rights, should have killed the company, and I am personally still waiting for the inevitable.