Whether it was cut or unfinished, or just a pipe dream, we had cars for roads and chocobos for off-road. There was simply no need for the car to go off road. Regalia is a standard road vehicle with a lower than average suspension, a car like that going off-road is a recipeh for disaster. So we got chocobos, a versatile mount with free control.
It doesn't matter what it was before, what matters is now. There was no need for it and probably there is no need for it now still, but it's here and if they want to give it to us, then be grateful that they are doing anything. I'm honestly neutral about it, but being honest, I was a lil excited seeing the demo. And I'm sure tons of people out there were also excited.