You suspect wrong. Until I know that your original promise will stand there will be no Stardock products on my systems. Adding the Arilou 2 months in after launching without is still going back on your word.
You use this term "word" loosely. It wasn't some promise to the players (since the players were the ones, as you very well know, who wanted to see species they associate with Star Control in the game).
I made no promise to you. I explained why we were strictly keeping the SC2 universe, SC3 universe and SCO universe separated. That wasn't some sort of promise. It was a market decision. It was not, and still is not, commercially viable for Stardock to continue the story told in Star Control II after 25 years. There are numerous posts by me over the last five years on that.
Those were decisions based on the needs of the market. You'd be hard pressed to find a single post by anyone, anywhere, prior to 2017 saying "please don't have any of the classic Star Control race names in the new game".
It's akin to me saying that we won't be making a Nintendo Switch version and later deciding we would because the market has changed. It wasn't some sort of "promise" to some group not to support the Nintendo Switch (and we plan to make a Nintendo Switch version in the future).
Your arguments remind me of the OS/2 users who promised never to buy another Stardock product because we had "gone back on our words" and started making Windows software even though no such word had ever been given.
Nevertheless, the release of Star Control: Origins will have a much more ambiguous standing to avoid controversy. What direction we ultimately take the game will depend on what the fans want and what the needs of the story.