I read that the patch last year may have been to stir interest when the original dev pitched a new version to EA. Supposedly it was turned down.
I think Disney is re-evaluating its entire SW game venture after the very disappointing sales of both SW Battlefront games.
I think Disney is re-evaluating the SW venture, period. For various reasons which are probably best left to other forums, a lot of Star Wars products, particularly some products heavily themed to the sequel trilogy, have not sold as well as expected.