The original post here is very much describing a (necessary) Beta phase, but labeling it like a full release. "1.0" without a Beta tag carries certain expectations. People who have been loosely following the game, mostly waiting for a full release, are going to see that, hop in, and be met with a still-being-refined Beta. This has the potential to be disastrous for reviews and word-of-mouth. My brother and I have very different personal policies on Early Access. I'm more than happy to hop in and test and bug report if something shows a lot of promise, and deal with the ever-changing, ever-updating nature of Early Access while he prefers to wait for full releases. He's made exceptions for only 2 games. One of those games went full release ages ago. The other is just about to enter its 1.0 full release, having pushed it back a few times (and I think moving it forward once, too, lol) despite having long been in a state most devs would very reasonably consider a viable release. So I've already given him the heads-up that when he sees 1.0 on EGS, it does not mean the same thing as it does for that game, that it is in fact entering more of a beta phase. Not everybody loosely following this game's progress is going to get that warning. If this had been clearly announced as a move to Beta, I and I think a lot of others would respond to that as appropriate. There'd still be discussions about whether features need refinement or significant overhaul, or even questions as to whether the game is ready to move to Beta or should do another round of Alpha, naturally. But there'd be more trust and less uncertainty about how things would be handled. The confusion, alarm, wariness, and high level of concern that things are being rushed (and potentially abandoned) expressed in this thread stems from the conflicting labeling. And these are existing players who are aware of the current state of the game, not new players who aren't. You've described development continuing, and I trust that. But I completely understand why others are less sure. This wasn't as well-presented as it could have been, but that can still be addressed. Congrats on moving to the next phase! But please consider clarifying the situation, not just for existing players but for potential future ones.