I am not sure if this is a Publisher Issue, since I have seen this relatively often with games published by Focus, but It feels like a lot of their titles suffer from bad communication. No idea if NWI has to follow certain " guidelines" here, set by Focus or not. But the overall communication feels lackluster.
The last update was good and made some much needed improvements, especially in regard to performance, but the job is not far from being done in my book.
The game made good steps forward, but to me it is still not something I would call a "finished product". Not in the term of of a DLC strategy, but with more improvements and needed content for that a game should have on release.
To be frank,y the beta was terrible and while I applaud to have the launch delayed, the launch was also not exactly awesome. A lot of devs and publishers seem to forget that the most important resource a game can have is trust from existing and potential customers. The previous development did not create huge amounts of trust in the customer base and they only gained some trust back with the last update. It was been almost two months now since the last patch.
People can wait for a patch, but people get rightfully annoyed and impatient when they get no information about what is going on. This is something the developers needs to improve. Players want to know what is happening, in order to build or just maintain trust.