I've played homeworld pretty much from day 1, and I've seen assorted wierdness on it's liscence before...some comments...
"The Homeworld Games are beautiful. Why hasn't Relic licensed the engine to let other companies take the engine a few steps further?"
They DID. Barking Dog, HomeworldL Cataclysm..
"I want ITF dammit!"
Sorry, no chance, read firstones.com more
"Sigma: The Adventures of Rex Chance"
..is not only another game, but being published by Microsoft.
Frankly, this is spitting in the wind...rumours, no more, no less. If they think the storm over B5: ItF was bad, let's see them try to can HW2.
Relic wouldn't bullshit about that sort of stuff, frankly..