Nice! A positive development for sure.
People have wanted the PC version to be on the PayPal page for a long while now. While preorder may seem duplicitous to some... I agree, it's smart. Anything that builds a sense of anticipation at this point is a good thing in my opinion. The MORE PERTINENT and EXCITING part of the article though is this statement imo:
Development is entering the final stage, headed towards full-scale production.
That and the expectation that we will see new footage early in the year gives me a lot of hope. (Not that I didn't already have a lot of hope, but still.) So we now know the INTENT at least, is to share new footage early next year at the latest. (But as always, things can change.) This also makes me wonder if they've had a lot more for a while now but are simply keeping things under wraps. Maybe there WON'T be a delay after all? I'd almost prefer they did delay it of course, but maybe Yu feels he's indebted to backers and wants to honor his word for a late 2017 release?
Either way, great news.