Is that skepticism productive, though?
The more pessimism that goes around reduces the probability that the game is released. And, if people want to risk donations to the game, then that’s their responsibility.
It’s not like it’s tax dollars we’re arguing about here. If you want to donate to this game, by all means, go for it. Obviously it’s well intentioned, otherwise there wouldn’t be so much effort put into it.
If it takes another 5 years and another 300 million and becomes the game to end all games, then fuck it, it was worth it.
If not? No skin off of your nose, and collectively, it’s really not much skin off of the noses of people who can afford to donate. At best, people should be given a warning that the donation is a risk.