Truth is, we’re at a point where players are making threads like this one, asking questions like “are the devs actually working?!”. Like @Wablamo said, there are some bad rumors running around. Not sure if it’s just trolls spreading them, or if they’re somewhat based in reality.
I’ve also seen the rumor that Wonderstruck was working on another game, that they had plans to close down Boundless. Also heard that some of the devs are not efficient compared to the others, which would be creating tensions and slowing their workflow (that one somewhat makes sense to me, though).
You cannot think that this is healthy for the game when that kind of rumor is running around about its devs.
Something that is also true for all games of the genre (like Creativerse or Portal Knight, and maybe even Minecraft) is that when the competition rises, they might get crushed. The game I’m thinking about would be Hytale.
At this point, it’s a race.
Now you might say “meh, Hytale isn’t an MMO”, but everybody doesn’t play Boundless because it’s an MMO. I have 0 doubt that a vast majority of the playerbase is here to build more than they’re here for the economic or PvE aspect. If Wonderstruck doesn’t step-up their game, they’ll lose a lot of players.
Then again, such is how things work. ‘No king rules forever, my son’ and all that jazz.
In any case, as far as I’m concerned, when Hytale gets released, if it holds its promises (and I have no doubt that it will) I won’t spend one more penny in Boundless unless they also add some form of creation toolkit for us to make our own blocks and furnitures.
I was talking about this with someone else recently, and yeah, adding some form of Steam Workshop powered block/item creation toolkit for the game would multiply by 10 the life-span of Boundless.