To be fair, any questions about upcoming factions is basically asking them to commit to unreleased expansion content before the base set is even out, so that might be a question they aren't keen on answering.
Still, they were dodging those Shadowlands questions like pros.
I'd agree if nothing else that Daigotsu at least probably doesn't exist anymore.
Well his father is a prominent figure in this first reveal. So this alternate reality Daigotsu may exist.
However the Spider Clan was something that came out as the plot developted. If we follow a similar time table for when the Spider became a thing it will be a long time before we star t seeing our boys clad in Oni inspired armor.
I have a hunch that we will see the Shadowlands and maybe even Daigotsu, but I doubt they will ever try to reach the controversial Spider. The amount of hate and disdain this faction had over so called veterans is probably a red flag.
I'm kinda sad. Even if the Shadowlands do become a proper faction on the card game (in which I will fully support, of course) it is doubtful we will see them as a RPG faction, just as elements here and there and certainly not as a fully fledged player faction.
Rokugan's back, but I need to adapt and change if I wish to support it via the rpg route. IF there is a RPG route, that is, we don't even know if we are getting a new rpg or a new Winter Court.