I dont' see this game kicking off. Let me explain why. They are essentially and publicly stating they want to make Terraria in space. Thats literally what they are saying. And that was already done before with Starbound.
This game is a literal clone with honestly, nothing unique for it. There isn't a unique clever story. There isn't a unique mechanic. It's a more terraria based starbound. And frankly, after everyone's "beta hype' with starbound that got thorughly thrashed, I don't see people investing in another starbound. People are still burned after starbounds train wreck of a 'beta' ((Pre-alpha cough cough)) that they dont' want to risk it on a 'Great Value brand' clone.