So that means they now rely on that same backer funding to not only fund operations, but to also pay these debts. So how are they going to do that in the long term, now that they are saddled with debt, for a project that was said to be fully funded.
The same way they sold imaginary non-existent ships to people for use in an imaginary non-existent game, and have continued to do so for years and years, while keeping it ongoing to this day.
Their customers are stupid as shit, and they will gladly pay money for nothing but a silly dream in an intangible fantasy world - and they will continue to do so until they die - or until the whole thing implodes. At this point its even become a matter of personal pride for them, because they cant afford to be wrong - both financially and psychologically. They are basically caught up in the same extremely desperate position as RSI themselves, they are just the ones on the flipside of it. Like two sides of the same coin, rolling down the drain.