And why are people talking about the console version being needed to get released as to fund the final pc version? Because silly ignorant me thought that the final/director's cut+the other stretch goals have already been funded via the extra kickstarter money.
Given that RTG has given us zero insight into their financial state, we can only guess. However, the kickstarter was over 4 years ago, and 1.5 mil may seem like a lot, but it really isn't (and we know that it wasn't their sole source of funding either).
Second, RTG was forced to switch to an episodic release model pretty early on, supposedly to give RTG extra time to complete the game, as well as some extra funds. While we were told at the time that they could have finished the game as originally planned, we have no idea what that would have actually looked like. Probably would have been a very different and shorter game.
Given the above, I think it's safe to conclude that the kickstarter money ran out a long time ago, and that RTG is surviving solely on sale of DFC (since they haven't managed to make anything else yet). We have heard about a grant or two being granted to them, but I think those were supposed to be spent on new games, not completing kickstarter promises.
Next, the console release was done with a publisher. Given that RTG could easily self-publish on the Playstation online store, there are only two reasons I can think of that they would want one. One, a desire for a physical release (which I don't really see as making much sense, but I don't really know the state of the console market on that, so maybe it does), or two, they needed more money to actually make the PS version.
I think the second one is more likely.
Granted that this is all 100% speculation on my part, but I feel like RTG just doesn't have the money to continue working on DFC and also work on new games, which they need to do in order to, you know, survive as a company. A successful console release would help with that.