Ummm...as the devs themselves say it`s good and bad news - I was rather stoked for Stars Beyond Reach. Arcen are a truly original indie developer and their take on 4X genre could be really interesting. However, the explanation for the delay is rather honest (if a bit muddled) and I believe they will release it next year anyway.
And I`m sure their RL shoot`em up can be pretty cool too...so good luck. It`s just funny how now we have a big wave of this kind of games incoming...is the RL platformer era over then? :P