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Can't recall if I commented on this before, so apologies if its a repeat:
While I'm looking forward to this supplement, I can't help but think about something similar in another Sci-Fi RPG: Traveller.
A few years back, the then stagnant Traveller setting was 're-vamped' with a sourcebook that cast the setting into a post-apocalypse.
An intelligent virus knows as simply "Virus" had gotten loose, spread through the galaxy by ships (and wi-fi when 'in system'), causing all computer-connected tech to fail, bringing the galaxy to its knees.
This revamping did NOT go over well with Traveller players, and sales plummeted.
I think, if they had presented it as just a one-shot Setting Option, it would have been accepted better, but from that point on, 'Canon' Traveller was in the Post Virus universe.
Later on the game was re-booted yet again, this time ignoring Virus, and restoring things to status quo, more or less.
I don't think Drift Crisis will be the 'canon' setting going forward, at least I hope not for those of us who liked the universe as it was (I want to come up with something that destroys the universe, not have it forced on me.....now, where can I find some rules for those Octopus Headed Brain Suckers? ^_^)