Bottom line is, none of this stuff really matters. The name of the game was tarnished with V1.0. But that doesn't really matter. If the new game is good and it gets good reviews, and most of the people that play it say that its excellent, than people will come play it, and it will be popular.
No one is gonna say to themselves "well, the game is universally praised, and it looks great, but that old version from two years ago was supposed to be really bad, so I don't want to play it anymore." No ones gonna say that.
The only thing that really matters is the quality of the new game when it comes out, and how it's received by players and reviewers. If it's very good than they will build a subscriber base over time. I'm pretty sure Yoshi-P said something along these lines as well, and I think it makes perfect sense.
If the game is not as good as it looks right now than it may very well crash and burn. But I won't really care, because it's not good, so it won't matter to me what happens to it. Very simple. Nothing to worry about.
I think Killua is in dire need of some weed.