If we have VR in the ships the 19th that to me is a good indicator that FD will keep to their word and ultimately get VR for Space legs woked out.
Not even I believe they would renege on the one thing where we do have their word, and which has been in in the alpha throughout. The in-ship VR will remain, for now - no doubt.
I could never extend that confidence to reassurance on where they bend themselves out of shape to avoid giving a clear declaration of intent - if anything, this contrast signals the opposite.
...so I'll need a stronger indicator, myself.
What I suppose we can look out for, is whether any long standing issues with cockpit VR have been given any attention, beyond the cases of bug regression exhibited in alpha, and the new-planets-stuff's quite frequent rendering only in one eye, of scatter objects, atmospheric effects, and texture layering gradients (EDIT: ...including shadows).