As promised I pitched the question to Chris Petersen regarding whether Call of Cthulhu had a future in 2016. As expected he stated that Cthulhu was 'very dear to him' but couldn't state anything regarding games not yet announced, and instead referred me to the Hastur box due in the Fall. I tried a few other avenues and tactics over the weekend but got nothing other than consoling looks.
So, while I have to stress that I have absolutely no evidence other than hearsay and supposition to go by, it doesn't look good for a continuation of releases after Hastur.
I could be wrong, I could be wrong, I could be wrong.
However. That FFG is not offering any reason for new players to get on board it is unlikely that there is anything in the pipeline. So what from here on? We still have a bunch of Regionals and a National, there will be a Worlds but after that? I suspect it will be down to investigators and acolytes to persevere with the secret war. For me I intend making of the most of what could well be the games Swan Song events. If I can get to Worlds (tricky as we have big things happening with our store shortly) then it will be to play in the CoC event.
I sincerely intend to try and maintain a tournament presence in the UK. Hell, there are a million and one things to use as prizes. So while we keep our fingers crossed that I'm wrong (not often I wish for that) I think that even if the hammer falls Cthulhu has life in it. After all, That is not dead which can eternal lie....