I think it was a couple of years ago I got chided for the suggestion of 'vapor ware' because I hadn't been following the blog. And, yes, I had bought/downloaded several of the books.
It was less that I wasn't hearing anything forever, it was more the big splash in the first place.
Doesn't quite seem to jive that two fleet boxes equals a core box when you think about all the extra stuff (rules, dice, maps, etc) included in the core box.
Except, the author/producer, like all artists, probably doesn't want his beauties used with any other rule system. As I said, I was chided, and the lad sounded rather protective. Wouldn't be the first time such feelings derailed business sense...