Wow - what a mess. I haven't seen a development cycle this chaotic in a while. One could hope for the whole "art from adversity" thing to miraculously result in a great game coming out of this but right now it looks likely that this will be a disaster. I suspect it will be cancelled outright before long.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi