Absolutely, that recent announcement did throw a spanner in the works for ByKolles. The big question is, assuming they are still on track to join Hypercar, is do they enter under the name of an engine supplier or will they be given manufacturer status if they promise to build so many cars by an agreed date.
SCG is apparently entering under it's own name and not as Alfa Romeo Glickenhaus for example.
I feel about certain rule changes and new series the same way a lot of people feel about the current state of the movie industry. It's so incredibly sad to see this one thing you love and treasure become so stupid, so bad, so crowdpleasing... I'm 28 and, for the first time ever, I have started to actively want certain motorsport series to just fail and die so something new and less painful comes.