I feel like a better question would be 'will anyone even notice if CQC goes away?'. I don't know if it's just on PlayStation 4 or not but I've only ever seen a total of three other people on CQC for the entire (around) two years that I've been playing this game. If they aren't on there are no games.Think about it... the odds of finding another CMDR whilst meandering about unpopulated systems, is bleak... imagine the odds of bumping into another CMDR on foot... on a random planet.... Seriously... how is this supposed to engage players on a FPS level???
That being said I kind of hope it does involve PVP deathmatch modes like CQC but without replacing.I personally like CQC and would love it if I had access to it regularly whenever I would want to play it. Even if it was just against NPCs.