As long as the money is rolling Roberts will just keep chugging along making new ships to sell, and putting together snazzy demos of small chunks of his grand idea. People who have put tons of $$$ into this game will "ooh" and "aaahh" at the "amazing tech" on display, while dates are pushed back again, another rewrite of "X" system is started so that in the end this amazing product can finally be published.
Rinse and repeat. The real trouble will begin if the money stops.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.