Roberts states in the letter that he's happy to see more games like Elite: Dangerous on the market; he says everyone benefits from having the game on the market, especially since his game and Braben's game both feeling distinct from one another. He also states that he's looking forward to playing the game himself during his time over the holidays. And thus the battle of words never happened because the rivalry doesn't actually exist. Hint, hint.
In other Elite: Dangerous news, an intrepid modder has released a tool to help players change their UI HUD colors. How cool is that?
[Thanks to Oliver, Cardboard, and Carson for the tips!]