Eventide is stringing people along ……..again because they can. Many companies now use this hype marketing method and string you along for the final product. This happened with the H8000FW with the promise of plug-in capability. Didn't happen but they sure got people to purchase the unit!!!
The H8000 plugin was one of our more embarassing failures. This was (perhaps unwisely) pre-announced. We spent a LOT of time working on it, but just could not make it perform well enough. Essentially it was taking FAR too long to change programs, and would have pleased nobody. Reluctantly, we abandoned it.
No evil plan involved.