From the dozens of hours I put into Satisfactory, I really love the game. I wish I could play it more, but some friends who work in network security and the like have convinced me that the launcher that shall not be named is not something I want on a computer, even if I keep my data well protected. I just saw that there was an update that changed how saves were stored and I think how they worked.
My question is, assuming that X amount of time down the line, Satisfactory releases on another platform, or the current platform it is on has less controversy surrounding it (not to say anything definitive about the current platform). If I wanted my saves (I don't think I would ever play the game again if I lost all that progress, honestly) to still be available to me in the future and possibly on another platform, would I need to open the game now and keep them updated? I already have backed them all up, as per the blog post.