The Construct 3 Desktop release has been out for a while. I'm sure that many people have noticed the "beta" tag being there for 2 years now. Before going into my questions and concerns, I would like to make clear that this isn't meant to be a developer "roast" about one of their products.
Besides the very much appreciated NWjs updates and bug fixes, there seems to be not much going on right now. Requested features such as supporting MacOS and Linux have been on the back burner for a while now and there also seem to be some major issues with NWjs occasionally crashing, which may or may not get fixed soon. These crashing problems even lead to some developers using Construct 3 as a PWA instead of the dedicated desktop release. On a different note, PWA's might also receive low-level local file access soon.
So with all of this in mind:
- Does Construct 3 Desktop have a future?
- Is there a chance of a PWA replacing it in the future?
- Are there any future plans regarding it at the moment?
With the addition of the mentioned local file access API, there don't seem to be any significant features left*, that would justify the support of a dedicated Construct 3 desktop app. Obviously this topic is targeted towards an opinion from Scirra's desktop team but everyone else can feel free post their opinion below as well.
(*Reference: "Features specific to the desktop build".)