Not sure if there's a solid answer, but I just learned of this after rereading my thread regarding the possible 2020 release (https://cityoftitans.com/forum/2020). Tannim222 stated that Missing Worlds Media would be transitioning from being a volunteer studio to a professional one. This really got me interested, because MWM has done a lot of good as a volunteer studio, but that has obvious limitations when game developing has to be balanced out with everything else. As a professional studio, this would allow the company to devote much more time and resources to the game (especially after the Second Chance event).
So if I may ask, what can be expected from the transition? And, if we may know the answer (I understand if this isn't something that can be answered at the moment, but hey, it's worth a shot) when will this be happening?
I know the plan has been to find a good publisher to distribute the game, but they're waiting for the right time. If they relied on a publisher to develop the game, they would have a lot less leverage in the deal, compared to having built up CoT itself. Wouldn't want to forfeit ownership and risk this game going the way of its predecessor.
I'm just really excited right now, because City of Titans has been something I've looked forward to since I first learned of it, and I feel like we're nearing the release at long last with the Second Chance and the beta certainly dropping this year, and who knows what comes after that.