Just found this interesting post from Wardell concerning the future of Sins:
Awesome! First Frogboys promises some new GalCiv updates and now something for Sins players! This is why people love SD. They don't just dump a game and move on to something else.Stardock and Ironclad have been looking at what's next for Sins of a Solar Empire. One of the big things on our list is to implement a new memory model for the game. The reason this matters is that right now, it's hard to add more ships or structures into the game because of the infamous 2GB memory limit on 32-bit systems.
So in the coming couple of months, we're going to be working on a new update to Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity that implements this. After that, we can evaluate new opportunities in the Sins of a Solar Empire universe.
I wonder if this also means that some of the people that were dedicated to Elemental have been released back to other projects?