The first game was the same, no news until the month it was due for release, then suddenly they announced :
"hey guys games is coming in 3 weeks, the beta starts in 5 days , preorder to start playing the beta"
So like last time, i'm assuming we get the game around the 20th of september, with an update the first week of september or last of august telling the exact date and the beta access
-we know it's a small, very small team
-Salary are extremly expensive in europe (company pays a lot), so having someone dedicated for the communication, i think in that case is done by and handled by Focus, maybe the contract implies minimum communication.
-remember 12 years ago ? It was done the same.