and Raven apparently wanted to sell the models he made (results unknown).
What?!? I never intended to sell the models I made. Where did you get that from?
At some point there was a quick talk in internal regarding selling *3d prints* of models, in order to fund further work on BWO. But since not everyone was on board with the idea, we didn't get past the "hey here's an idea" phase.
If the new demo is released does that mean people would feel pressure to continue on with the main campaign afterwards?
I've been away from modding (and will have to for a while longer) mainly because of my health situation, and we'll leave the conversation about why I've been silent at that. Can be?
Having said that, iirc Spoon didn't finish remastering the demo before he left. I could be wrong, since I was already quite inactive when he did. But if he did finish the demo remastering, I don't think there would be a problem in releasing it.