Nahh there was one youtuber who was adament the devs were scamming everyone and they were going to give up, captainmeow… like the ‘he whos name shall not be said’ in many SE discords; because they sent many people to spam many youtubers or content creators on those discords with spam messages about how they’re stupid and the owner of the game is a hack. Then there were more public spams of well… bannable things…
And after everyone started crapping on meows actions and the videos they posted; the developers streams on twitch had a huge increase in DDOS attacks where signal was always dropping and horrid internet speeds happened only during a live stream for say updates or some other important event.
They never wanted to give up, I have some close contacts due to me being a well known builder in the community and working with specific individuals; and I can safely say they still have ambitions for the game, so they idea of them wanting to stop is beyond false at the moment.
I say at the moment because Im speculating that SE is now a test bed for features that people actually want and if it is accepted enough… they would build a new engine to incorporate said additions. SE2 is everyones hope for a more stable and enjoyable experience atm.
The game is limited in many ways and everyone knows that, but going from a game that was single player/limited map size/20 blocks creative mode to a limitless planetary survival map with possible campaign editors and additional blocks for surviving and building… its quite a drastic but scary change; knowing patches on patches creates spaghetti code. I just hope for the best and Ive certainly got my $12 worth out of the game