It has been shared quite some time ago that the game is coming to consoles.So now we finally know why the devs are taking a really long time with patches that don't do much. How long has it been like this? I'm guessing this was the plan from the start and they don't engage with the community much because they knew how strong the backlash would be that all their work is actually being devoted to a port of the game and not actually to finishing it.
Future Plan's post, August 2021
Whew! So that was quite a lot to get through, but it still leaves a couple of big questions unanswered. Mainly, when will the game be fully released, and on what platforms? Well, we want to be up-front at this point by saying that early access will continue on into next year, with our current estimate for the full release being Q2 2022. We are fairly confident that we will hit that target, however, if we feel the game still isn’t ready at that point, then we will delay the release. As for platforms, we can confirm that the game will be coming to consoles, however, we are unable to share any further details on this just yet.