If you have not been keeping up with the drama, A17 was delayed until “Early August”.
In mid-july, they posted a Steam announcement that they had a new video. This caused a bit of a stir when it was realized the video had been released a month prior. (It was not “new”)
With that August time frame having come and gone, the “Madmole” posted a new “Day 1” video, which is pretty bad, as it seems he is quite distracted, disintrested and does not have much good to talk about. It is revealed in the video that the starting backpack is limited to three rows (up to 5 with perks) and the decision was made that there will not be Zombie looting.
The no-zombie looting, coupled with the delay has caused a great stir and all sorts of drama posts, including accusations that he never plays the game, etc.
The thread was ultimately locked up, and has now been deleted (They have been doing a lot of moderation the past few days), but one interesting info tidbit from Madmole was revealed and that was that there may be no A18, most likely they will be moving towards “Full Release” after A17 is out.