Well in the first place most Publishers demand the Game to and other stuff to be put out ASAP without regard for Quality
So in most cases the Deadlines are Impossible to Keep
(actually I know not even one Game which were released within Deadline demanded from Publisher)
Seeing at which Speed the Dev Team here is Working with Patches and other Stuff I also dont think thats the Reason
If I see a Problem it would be that Publishers will usually only get Money by Publishing
means a Game with a One Time Fee and no Immediate need to Spend any more Money
is most likely not in the interest of a larger scale Publisher as the Income is more Stable in long term as new Free Users get the taste to buy Something in the Store even long after release
but its also much less in the short term as most users wont spend large sums immediatly
If I had to Guess I would say one of the Following
1. Income of the Game Selling is not enough to Support a Publisher
2. The Publisher demanded something along the lines of Paid Addons or Monthly Fees or some other sort of Money Income from the Game aside from just selling it.
3. The Contract was Designed to only last for actual Publishing and not beyond that and thus was lifted now (not a rare case escpecially smaller Games tend to Publish their Game Official and then part with the Publisher after building a small userbase which will ensure advertising)
Well of course all of that are just hunches on my part ^^
the True Reason wont come into light unless someone tells us :P
I look forward to the Patch
Especially to Promo for Dwarfes
With Mercenarys from the Dwarfes my Army will be Completed
What I look forward to as well is that Dragonkin
as it would be something new :P
Well we will see what the time brings
In the Shadow of the Black Cross. We Fullfill our Duty in your Name.
And Look forward to the Day we Return to your side Silvanos.
Watching over our Comrades as they Fullfill their Duty in your Name.