Apparently being viewed as competitors by other members of the industry, Rebellion hopes to quell the preconception by opening up their library of 2000AD characters to other developers.
Announcing these plans at the 2000AD 40 Years of Thrill Power Festival, Jason Kingley decided the mouth-full celebration was the most relevant place to reveal his Rebellion's plans going forward.
Being both developer and publishers of titles based upon the 2000AD franchise, Rebellion has decided its better off allowing other developers to do as they please with the characters rather than leave them gathering dust within their bust studios. Speaking to BleedingCool following the announcement, Kingsley mentioned that multiple other groups have expressed interest in the characters before; showing faith that opening up the license library isn't within reason.
So while Rebellion themselves may not have any 2000AD character-based games on the horizon, Kingsley is teasing something extra for later in the year. Though given his express interest in seeing another developer take a stab at Judge Dredd or The Helltrekkers, it's safe to say that's not what we're betting on for his next reveal.
Going forward, the Rebellion big-wig hopes - and expects - to see around 4-5 games appear from his company's decision in the future with more than a dozen expressing interesting in the offer.