Just because a company bought out kieye does not mean that's the end of the game. It may mean the game will change for the good.
The purchase of KixEye happened last year and was in the works since June 2018. The new owners keep making promised they have yet to make good on; get rid of cheaters, still rampant cheating every were; clean up player names, still many offensive player and alliance names, nothing done; they messed up Pillage and Raid so one needs to pay to be able to get anything; there's more, but I'm not writing a book, you all get it. The game was bought to be converted into a phone/tablet app, but the graphics don't mesh. They have turned the game into a money machine for them with all the, now manditory, upgrades needed for way too many ships. They have no intention of giving us another shipyard for upgrades &/or refits, they want us to pay for each ship that now takes a month or longer to fully build. They don't care about the players, they just want the money.