Also, sorry for necrobumping this, but I forgot I made this thread and noticed it when I came back here. Figured it was an okay time to respond since Funi has finally rolling out their rereleases of the full franchise.
Somewhat off-topic, but hopefully they'll get around to rereleasing Code Geass next year as well. They license rescued that around the same time they license rescued .hack, so I've got my fingers crossed.
Hoping that FUNimation at least releases the subbed versions on EVS, as the only viable alternative is watching pirated copies on less than desirable sites. I'd much rather give FUNi the money for: (1) EVS subscription, (2) FUNimation channel subscription on U-verse, and (3) Pre-ordering the DVDs. Granted, I already pay for the first two, but adding more of the .Hack series would be extra incentive to maintain my subscriptions. ~_^
I would guess that they plan on parsing out the release's of the rescue properties over time (possibly using them to fill any gaps in their release calendar of their original dubs) and they will probably go by which properties they think are in highest demand such as first one out was Eureka Seven and i would guess that probably the next ones will probably be either Code Geass or Cowboy Bebop.
.hack has a decent following but its not quite as big as some of the other rescues so it's probably not going to get priority.
Of course it doesn't matter to me personally when they rerelease them since i have all the series and in their nice and snazy CE box's which came with a bunch of swag. My only hopes are that maybe they might dub the .hackGU trilogy movie and, like nick, I dream of them acquiring and dubing the 3d movie… both are probably unlikely but hey you can always hope
its pretty funny tho cause both accell world and soa basically got their idea from .hack but the biggest difference is that hack went into it so deep that inorder to know the FULL story line you would have to watch the shows THEN play the games. wich the games were amazing cause it was the first and so far only attempt that i know of to create an rpg that has the characteristics of being an mmo without even actually being one. then the way the games were seperated into parts was kinda like how MMOs have game exapnsion packs. So honestly i dont think that either accell world or soa came anywhere close to .HACK ….. of course this is just my own opinion