It's pretty obvious that they're trying to find the "right" phrases and formulations to somehow satisfy the players enough so that they don't give up on the game yet. If they would just write down the truth, the letter would have been released pretty quickly. And if you're now asking what the truth is that I'm talking about: The sad truth is that they don't believe in this game enough to make big investments into it. Such investments would require huge amounts of money to be invested into a dedicated, big developer team and as you can see they're not willing to take that risk and basically gave up on the game.
I'd argue taking over code and hiring developers is as big an investment a 10 year old game gets from a publisher company : )
And of course I have to watch what I say and how I say it, because what I say will be interpreted differently by different people. I already talked a bit too soon on patch and caused disappointment in August.
Here is the truth for you! We wanted to start doing video PM Letters and did a recording last Thursday (or Wednesday? Not sure.)
In previous communications we either had very clear questions and answers or the community to interact with. Without it, even though I know what I was going to talk about, I rambled too much. So I think I'll make a new recording today or tomorrow so we can edit and release as soon as possible.
Sorry for the delay. But this time there is even like a fancy green-screen background and stuff!