From: Vermont, USA
I hear you and it has been longer than I would like without news and that's largely on my shoulders. Elliot is hard at work on more than one Distant Worlds-related project and there will be some exciting news coming this summer, but I don't have information to share with you yet.
Elliot's absence reflects how hard he has been working and unfortunately the same goes for me (not just on DW, but on all our games). In fact, you will soon see a job posting for an opening that will hopefully help me return to my previous level of forum activity by distributing my workload a bit.
Regardless, I read everything that is said here about Distant Worlds and we will have good news for fans of the series. I truly appreciate your patience.
Also to respond to a few other threads that are similar to those we've discussed before, we are doing everything we possibly can to bring Distant Worlds as much success as possible and to make sure Elliot can develop games for us all for many years to come. I do believe, as do many of you, that Distant Worlds has a very bright future. Stay tuned.