It doesn't feel like the game is "on the rise". Unless they plan to push the game onto Steam or something, I don't see it getting enough attention to see a player surge.
I only remembered this game still existed because Fractured Space keeps pelting me with emails about special offers and events, and I didn't really like the ship controls in that game.
I almost didn't install the game because when I did a Twitch check the other day, there weren't any live streams for it at all. Some showed up a few hours later, but that makes me concerned that player activity is congregated to only one region. Hopefully it doesn't mean that the game is only playable during certain hours of the day.