IdeaFabrik bought The Repopulation, a game that was inspired by SWG and felt pretty close. They plan to bring the servers back up Q1 2017. It was in alpha before issues with the company behind its engine stagnated development until they finally decided to pull it down, switch its engine, and build a survival game that shared its assets so they could still make progress in the meantime.
Wait… Problem with the engine… HeroEngine…. by IdeaFabrik.
So basically the game’s being bought by the very company that screwed them over in the first place, and we have very little information on what’s going on.