They only did that 2017 thing to give kids hope that somethin new was actually gonna be added to graal to keep them on the games so they spend money watch theyll do it again.
Only thing it couldve been was Graal Worlds and that projects dead cause no one understands alphos complex super cool coding and unix basically gave him the middle finger so he didnt complete it and left.
I dunno about that. From my experienc of working in staff, usually they get a project started. Get really excited about it and begin work on it. But then stuff like holidays come around and players go ballistic if they get no holiday updates. So they focus attention to that and then forget about the project they were working on. Then it enters into a development hell