If you are around the official Crossfire X Discord you could not have missed what occured on June 13th. I am not making this post to add fuel to the flames, but this is clearly the awaited result of 1 year of miscomunication, if there ever been one.
I will be clear and concise : Smilegate has failed to communicate with it's fans to answers their fears.
That being said, the rebellion against the CFX staff and the spam is not acceptable. Nothing ever been announced to be presented at any shows by any members of the company. The slow-mode has been activated and other members do not have to pay the consequences of this freaking out moment.
I have always said that relying on your favorite journalist, youtuber, or game industry worker is useless, they have no clue on what is happening and you have one more example today. Your only source of information related to the development of the game should remains Xbox and Smilegate only.
Also, a petition has been started and it's also a thing that will bring more frustration so please be careful on that. 90 signatures has been collected already, it's nice to see the community teaming up again and trying to make the things changes. But you will also read that "if we get enough people interested, Smilegate will know about it, and give us info". Nothing is less certain, Smilegate looks to be at the peak of stubborness, the final boss of the most obstinatate people. You can even read that they tweeted on November 19th because of the first petition. I was one of those launching it but assuming that it's the result of the petition is very optimistic. People at this period were as much if not more annoyed by the lack of communication, the release was still planned for 2020 and we did not heard anything from them since July. Some folks even modified the Wikipedia page. The year coming to it's end, they simply had to let us know they could not respect the release window.
I do share the same sentiment, or even the frustration but you can't bully people for month for theories about the ETA even when they left the server and being this sure to see the game at E3 and then acting like this. It's maybe a lesson to take.
What to do now? Just try to stay as hyped and active to show how motivated you are to play this game, you can also practice with playing it's PC version or "similar" games on your Xbox. You can also play any other games. You can also post your feedbacks to let the devs know about what you liked or did not. You can even take your dose of sun before CFX actually comes out. There are plenty of things to do.
If you were there on 13th, you also very probably noticed a message from xavz, one of the official team member saying "be patient, follow the rules and stop the spam". That's sound like nothing but this is already really encouraging to see someone else than Crow posting a message. Be patient means "the work is under progress" so don't panic.
This was a very personal message, not related to the competitive nor classic but it had to be said.