Tribes Vengeance just took a noseplunge in desirability, by simple virtue of this sentence :
with some of the folks at Sierra and Vivendi Universal involved in the production of the next installment in the TRIBES series of multiplayer shooters.
In other words, yes, development of Tribes 3 has been farmed out to one of the most respectible developers in the business, but we at Sierra and Vivendi are still going to make sure it gets raped in the ass as much as possible.
Attention, morons at Sierra. You guys don't know fuck about making games, and you wouldn't recognize a good game if it came up and shagged your sister. For the love of all that's Holy, please keep your damn hands off this game, and perhaps it will actually turn out to be alright. Otherwise, I smell a repeat of Tribes 2.