Ares Games announced that it will be ending its licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for Battlestar Galactica-branded games, which lasted a little under two years (see "'Battlestar Galactica' Space Battles Return to Earth"), on December 31. Under this license, Ares produced the Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles (see "First Details on 'Battlestar Galactica - Starship Battles'") game as well as its expansions (see "Ares Launches New 'Battlestar Galactica' Ships"). The license was cancelled after negotiations to extend it further broke down.

Sales of existing Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles products will continue through June 30, 2021. Also, Ares is still planning to release digital versions of the Faster Than Light expansion pack (see "Ares Games Announces 'Battlestar Galactica: Faster Than Light' ") and Additional Counter Set.