More to the point, Harmony Gold managed to extend its licensing agreements past the 2021 deadline.
From Den of Geek:
Harmony Gold USA, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Japanese anime studio, Tatsunoko Productions, Co., to extend the worldwide, co-copyright ownership and exclusive management, excluding Japan, for its landmark anime series Robotech (including Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada). This agreement was achieved after a lengthy negotiation and allows Harmony Gold to continue to exploit the animated Robotech franchise well into the future.
It looks like one of the big factors is Sony wanting to develop a movie franchise with related video game and other products. I’m skeptically optimistic about that.
The other issue left on the table is the status of bringing other Macross properties to the US. Although Macross Plus and Macross II are available, there’s been no word on bringing over Macross Frontier or Macross Delta.
I hope now that the deadline is extended, Harmony Gold goes back and develops some new Robotech stuff. Finishing Shadow Chronicles would be a nice start.