There are no cards on the table, because the table is burned to the ground. If you wanna daydream that is up to you entirely. Personally I will not be convinced until I see FE back online. Something which will not happen and even if it does, it will be very rushy and there will be barely any changes. To that I will agree with some other guys who said, that even at the current state, it could be left open for people to play, pay some subs and perhaps work parallelly the enormous, supergalactic upgrade. The fact that they took it down, means two things.
One, they simply couldn't afford holding it up (which is fuckin scary) and two, they just fabricated a reason (big upgrade-reborn) so people won't be pissed at them, for shutting it down forever anyway and avoid from looking more incompetent than they are. Remember they have other games running as well, so that would look pretty bad for them as a company it total. Which reinforces my suspicion, that their original goal was APB, but somewhere in the contract, a term forced them to buy BOTH IPs together, otherwise there would be no APB at all. Because then, what's the reason of buying something over, if you ain't aiming at maintaining it or keeping it working. Probably a commodity, to make more money by selling to someone else, while paying almost nothing for obtaining it.
Yeah, that's cruel and opportunistic trade right there. Which proves 0/1000 f**** they give about any of us, or the game itself even. It's a lose lose situation anyway you take it, unless Matt or someone else comes up within the next week or so and proves otherwise. And not just words or screenshots at that point, but nothing less than an actual date (even if it is 2 years from now).
I know, I might sound a bit harsh and perhaps brutally honest. However, I am one of those people who will SUPPORT this game as long as it is alive (as I always did). What I do NOT like, is potential "games" played behind "my back" and most of all getting fooled right infront of my face.