I was a fan of the Heavy Gear RPG series and followed it from 1st edition to 3rd edition. Dream Pod 9 pretty much ceased production of new books and focused on the skirmish system and miniatures line. There was mention of Steve Jackson Games producing a 4th edition but according to the Steve Jackson Games 2011 Stakeholders Report nothing ever happened and DP9 asked for the rights back. What is the current status of the game? Is a 4th edition even planned currently?
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Nothing seems to have come of it. The Heavy Gear Universe link on their page leads to a 404. If there is any information or work being done, it's hidden behind a paywall: the only item in the Arkrite store is some sort of pay-to-playtest program.
Dream Pod 9 is clearly focused on their miniatures line, rather than the RPG line. In November 2014, they successfully funded a Heavy Gear Blitz War for Terra Nova Miniatures Starter Set. They provide regular updates, but have not shipped any product as of April 2016.
In an interview at Robot Viking, Robert Dubois stated:
They have a lot of good information in that review; if you're interested in Dream Pod 9, it's a good read.