I hope nobody has any doubts. This endeavour will not
bring us FS3, and in fact it should not to
I hope that it's obvious community consensus, that any continuation developed by different people then original
team will not be viable continuation and would be considered spin-off or non-canon, just like all of the fanmade mods.
If those guys somehow manage to purchase the license, the possible field of exploration is enormous. Judging by their discord content, they are fans. Just like us.
I mean, c'mon! Why everything developed on legal FS IP must be FS3? All the small-scale, spin-off projects like Deserts of Kharak would be possible, including commercial market. I personally would be interested in making full game projects, based on FS IP. In the age of all kinds of reboots, the very fact that a project is based on almost-forgotten IP can be good selling point, if advertised properly.
I make a blind bet, that those guys are not DS-level asshats, but my imperative guess is that nothing will happen
and IP will stay forever in limbo. Still let's keep that little spark of hope alive for a while, and see if anything happen.