Money grab would use if the meseta pso2 game's registered data did not carry over. So long as it does, and it seems that it will, then the playerbase should be OK.
If you're on JP, you are probably fine. But, NA came out four months back and its replacement is currently on its way.
Why do you think people will abandon the match? Anybody still here's here for the long haul, I think.
Due to bullshit such as SG scratch. That pissed a great deal of folks off and SEGA doesn't care. In addition to that because release the windows store was a plague on this game and it isn't even the store doing this. It is that they created the windows store program flat out incorrect. It's not fun for A LOT of individuals when their game nukes it self over and over ON TOP of only absolute greed. They can't even figure out how to eliminate the same RMT spammers in block 1-3 that have been sitting there for days. They just do not care.
The dilemma is that cheap PSO2 Meseta may end up in a PSU scenario in which the next game is out, but they don't update it anymore and just keep the game alive until the population drops below the point at which they can justify keeping up the servers. Announcing this to get a four month old game where a great deal of things are not likely to be moving over makes it more like a cash grab. To me, it even feels like they're trying to double dip right now.