It seems that I missed this on the Google+ feed, but even a month old it's still relevant. The mentions of Fading Suns in the "State of the Brick" post for 2012, as found on the RedBrick messageboard.
Check 'em out:
FADING SUNS THIRD EDITION
Fading Suns Third Edition is one of the game lines that’s suffered most during our downtime period and we are thankful for the support from Holistic Design throughout this time. Angus McNicholl, FS3 Line Developer, and his team have persevered and produced what we think is an excellent incarnation of Fading Suns, moving the timeline forwards and revisiting the game system to streamline and improve the “Fading Suns experience.” We’re close to releasing the Player’s Guide and more books are in the pipeline. At time of writing, the general schedule for 2012/early-2013 looks like this:
2012/Q2: Player’s Guide
2012/Q3: GM’s Guide
2012/Q4: House of the Lion, Shards Collection I
2013/Q1: Pirates of the Jumpweb, House of the Mantis
A number of Shards are being developed for Fading Suns Third Edition, which will be released throughout the year. You can also expect an additional news announcement related to Fading Suns in the near future. It’s a great time to be part of the Known Worlds!
FADING SUNS SAVAGE WORLDS AND PATHFINDER
As we announced on Pinnacle Games web site last year, RedBrick is working on releasing a version of Fading Suns for Savage Worlds. We are also updating the previous d20 version for use with the popular Pathfinder roleplaying game. Both editions are based on Fading Suns Second Edition. Development on Third Edition has taken precedence over these editions, so the first books are currently scheduled for release in late 2012/early-2013, as follows (for each system):
2012/Q4: Player’s and GM’s Guides
2013/Q1: Lords of the Known Worlds, Priests of the Celestial Sun
FADING SUNS CLASSIC
A number of Fading Suns Second Edition books are currently out of print. As with Earthdawn Classic, we will be publishing the range of Fading Suns Second Edition books in the smaller 6.14x9.21” format. These are low-priority releases and are being scheduled around standard releases from other editions.
I must say, the Savage Worlds / Pathfinder thing caught me by surprise. Should be interesting!