At least that's what the departing dev revealed. Jumpgate was due out last year, but was delayed by user feedback, causing major changes.
"You're also right in that at one time there was more community engagement, but that was a different time in development - when frankly, things hadn't been exposed to the cold hard light of feedback and development realities," NetDevil Community Director 'Rockjaw', reports . That's why it's been so quiet for so long...
"That naturally has led to a withdrawal in communications as we see just how big and wide-ranging those changes are. Eventually we made the decision to just wait until things settled, and to re-engage then."
"Did we think that day would come earlier? Yes. Is it still coming? Yes. Is it close? Well, we think so," they continued. Now they're close to start sharing again.
Does this mean the space MMO is close to getting a release date? Hopefully.
"JGE has been delayed because initial feedback" from early game tests, which "caused major parts of the game to be rewritten, which led to other changes, and so on."