Here's two quotes by Derek Smart. These are funny when you put them back to back:
I do not see anyone else stepping up to purchase the code, so it is most likely that the game would VANISH and NO ONE would play it. Is this what you fools want? Undoubtedly this would be a popular game and despite what any of you say you ARE the minority. Don't forget that.
and here's one to the Freespace community on their boards
How can I forget the group of people who couldn't make Freespace2 a retail success worthy of its effort? Do you REALLY want to go there?
So let's recap. BethSoft won't make fall... oh wait that's the other one. Derek Smart doesn't give a fuck
about the freespace fans and therefore is going to make the game to cater to his
audience who doesn't care that Universal Combat has an average rating of 51% on Gamerankings.http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/561677.asp?q=universal%20combat
So you know what the answer is Derek? The answer is fuck you. I'd rather see no Freespace 3 than to see it in your hands.