Much of what you know of JE has been scrapped, and the team is hard at work to show you what they've built from the ground up at this year's E3
After a period of 6 months with almost no news, Jumpgate Evolution's Executive Producer Lance Robertson has stated in his Pre-E3 Update that the game is getting a major overhaul. And when he says major he means it. "I’m going to be honest with you and tell you something that may be difficult to hear: what you saw and heard of Jumpgate Evolution before now may have little bearing on the actual game we're going to deliver" he says in his State of the Game forum post.
From what we can glean, it seems that the reason they went into such a dark news time was that they saw how much needed to be completely redone. Robertson states that they couldn't report on game features because they were going to be built from the ground up again and they didn't want to promise something that they weren't sure was going to make it into the game. They couldn't report on story because it was being completely rewritten.
On the positive side, in that no-news-time they did a ton of work and they're going to have a playable demo at E3 that showcases features of their current build. Also encouraging is their commitment to their original vision: "space warfare on a massive scale" according to Robertson. Hopefully, Jumpgate Evolution's E3 presentations will be even cooler than the ones we saw two years ago.