Obviously if the ED line was not selling well I would not expect them to keep publishing at a loss. I just found it strange that they wiuld say drop ED in favor of something risky like VOR. It seemed they made to me the mistake of trying to compete against Games Workshop.The simple fact is that ED was no longer selling well enough for FASA to justify the expense of producing it. They stopped production of the game in June 1998, and shifted focus to other games that they felt could be more profitable.
They went from having an rpg line that was not selling well to taking a huge and imo unnessary gamble against a competitor which they had no chance against. I would have refocused on Shadowrun and Battletech.