...the DOA new X-Star, show some initiative, and cancel this version while there is still time?
I can't imagine he is going to want to move in and not do some redecorating. Saving some face strikes me as a good idea.
I can't help but think that the former ceo was removed BECAUSE in part the X-Star has been a virtual nightmare for them. Speculation, but I know a thing or two about a thing or two.