Again fair point but Fdev could still engage at a community level if there can be nothing voiced on Odyssey or Updates they could still orientate themselves to be more involved and as said communicate better, maybe more console orientated streams focusing on current bugs on console for example sure our fellow pc cmdr's could spare one or two streams a month to be focused on console or even just a fifteen minute slot (As said not Odyssey related). If they don't want to follow a similar path to what you mentioned above surely they will want to try and retain some of the present console cmdr's if for nothing else to at least purchase Odyssey when it does eventually come out. Unless their anticipating the loss of console players and its factored in and will simply try to attract new players on Odysseys release in which case communicate that admitted a bit more diplomatically than I've just put it lolIt’s really more along the lines of they just don’t have anything more to offer up to us. As they’ve said multiple times, the only way to getting a console port is to first stabilize Odyssey, and they’re a long, long way from doing that as we can all see. They cant even have a set timeline for finishing Odyssey because of the magnitude of the underlying core engine issues they’re dealing with. They just don’t know, and after botching the Odyssey release so badly, the last thing they’re going to do is give us information, or an estimated date and then realize they can’t hit it.
Some of us remember the Cyberpunk 2077 release debacle. FDev is headed straight down that path with two important differences. One, CD Projekt Red released the console version and it was well nigh unplayable due to frame rate issues and bugs. FDev has learned how devastating that mistake is with the PC release of Odyssey and they won’t replicate it. Second, CD Projekt Red is just now getting around to try and release an optimized port for next gen consoles to try and get some console players back, and some of them will, but only because of the amazing rep that CD Projekt Red has built up amongst the player base from the Witcher series. Even with that, the growing worry that they won’t meet their roadmap they released for this year for the DLC and optimized release is threatening the game, and the studio. FDev isn’t going to release a console roadmap because they know if they miss it, they’re doomed. Frontier Development is no CD Projekt Red, unless you think they can fall back on Planet Coaster as a franchise bookend.
For better or worse, FDev is choosing the lesser of two evils, either stay silent about the future of consoles, or promise something and go bankrupt when they can’t meet it. The choice there is obvious.