By... Interplay. Oh Dear.
Rights to the legendary space sim Freespace have been snapped up by Interplay, the once-epic publisher who fell from grace several years ago (see also: this embarrassing travesty). According to court documents found by Polygon, Freespace only set them back a paltry $7500 during the THQ auction. Volition are likely too busy with dubstep guns to worry about resurrecting the critically-acclaimed yet financially weak series, though it's interesting that the IP remained with them and THQ rather than Interplay themselves (the original publisher).
Still, at least we've got the likes of Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous to look forward to.