Why does this question even matter in the current situation?
It's in everybody's interest to know the point of view of the developers, and it is in everybody's interest to know if they don't want Re-Volt in the market. It is a key question for the future of this game. And yes it does matter to me in order to know if I should keep waiting for Re-Volt to be available via a major distributor or not.
Unlike you I tend to be an optimistic person, so I still have hope about this possibility and obviusly I would like this to happen at some point. With the great potential that this game has, our community wouldn't be dying right now if Re-Volt and especially Re-Volt 1.2 were better known and more popular.
It's not a problem of Re-Volt being an old game, it's a problem of Re-Volt being so unpopular and the fact that the players need to dive into these fansites to know the existence of the 1.2 patch. Re-Volt has the potential, it is a wonderful game, it is addictive, it is beautiful, I guarantee that new players love after trying it but not many people know it. The lack of players is our problem. We need more and bringing commercial position to this game will reactivate everything. I hope the developers understand this and agree with this.
If this game stops getting newcomers, this game dies for me. End of the road. New comers are the only reason that keep me tied to this community and my main source of motivation to play this game.
Everything I do related to this game is focused on them. Every single day I spend some time helping new players to play online, I love spending time with the new generations and I'd do anything to get more players to this game.
For us online players it's a key matter, if we don't have enough players we can't race, it's simple. And it's hard to get new ones because other games are tons of times more popular but we do our best to get new people. And yes, we
get them and we wouldn't need to get them if this game had commercial influx. Because if you ask who promotes the game and the 1.2 patch nowadays it's us, the players. All the downloads for the 1.2 are not made alone, it's because every player does his best to invite friends and promote the Patch, which is unknown by almost everybody outside in the real world.
We can live without Re-Volt going back to the market if that's their choice but Imagine the possibilities if all this had the promotion it deserves. I still have the hope that one day things are going to change and Re-Volt will be commercial again or at least free but distributed properly.
And even once the rights switch owner, I'd say that at least half of the answer to this question depends on who that owner is (or rather how open minded he is regarding talking to the community/devs and finding a common ground).
You can't live under the excuse that everything depends on the company. You have to put your bit too if you're interested. But if they aren't.... well, that's what I'd like to know.