Right, seeing as the staff are more or less gathered in SF and will probably begin GOTY deliberations this week, I think this'll be my last update to this post (because any messes happening after their recordings won't be factored in). The news has slowed considerably following the Thanksgiving weekend, and short of something drastic happening in the next couple days, I won't bother to update this thread.
As far as I see it, the three main contenders are Blizzard & Blitzchung, Google Stadia and Randy Pitchford, with honorable mention given to slow burn hot messes like Starbreeze Studios, Star Citizen and Shenmue III all having persistent money problems and seeking funding from numerous publishers and platforms to achieve... not all that much.
Despite the news it generated, Anthem I think is (hell, even at the time too) way too boring to even be considered a hot mess and instead falls under the semi-separate category of the Games Industry's Ongoing Labor Problems with crunch and layoffs (which is more of a "Please Stop/Sort Your Shit Out" thing rather than a hot mess, and includes a whole bunch of major developers).
Special shoutout to the Riot staff for making a stand this year with their walkouts in protest of the arbitration clause among other things.