Why would they remove it before they're ready to put the replacement in the game?
Wait...in the amount of time you've been here and what you've seen, Dity...I would think that incredulity and surprise would be the proper response *when* Persha actually has the replacement ready to go when it is needed.
In the most recent vid they said the new consumables would be available by earning early access through the War Cache missions. This way they can make players work to get stuff that was already in the game previously.
Looks like it's about to go live in RU: