Recently, Frontier Developements published a forum post detailing the plans for the upcoming updates in the game. As with most things in Elite: Dangerous there is wild speculation on what it could mean. This video details the post and also my thoughts on the matter:
- Any long period without a substantial content update is not good for any "live service" game
- New user experience focus is a great idea
- Speculation is out of control
Overall, I'm concerned this decision will lead to a massive decline in players, but the game will go on. I just hope the 2020 release is worth it.