The reason this is an issue is because the developers are retarded and devoid of foresight and live in an alternate timeline where the world is stuck in 2002.
This is what Doc Brown was talking about in Back to the Future when he said, "Obviously the time continuum has been disrupted, creating a new temporal event sequence resulting in this alternate reality." So basically for SE, "only chance to repair the present is in the past, at the point where the time line skewed into this tangent."
Simple enough. Who's got a Delorean or train with a flux capacitor?