It's for the best Place hires a helping hand on the game (even if that new dev takes leadership.)
Also, right on with what @Mariobros188 mentioned. A game stays alive when there's a flow of updates, especially long lasting ones. With another game I played like 5 years ago, Geometry Dash, that game lost a large amount of steam because of the incredibly low frequency of updates (2.2 has been in development for like 2-3 years by now.) R2DA isn't AS bad as that, but the updates being mainly temporary, minus one new mid-high rank primary / secondary here and there, there isn't much change.