I wouldn't be so sure. It probably definitely would have been RIP if they hadn't done something like this. Publishing & Marketing can be costly, so partnering with someone to do it would free up money and resources they could spend on the games instead.
I think it would have been more a case of RIP if, for example, the whole catalogue had gone over to Asmodee, but it's only these select titles for now.
Time will tell - I think there may be something wrong over there but hopefully this move isn't too little too late.
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