I totally forgot commenting here and recalled this interview when I saw your news on Scythe and Terraforming Mars today.
While I appreciate that Asmodee is pushing mobile board games, I really fear that they are working towards a monopoly to monetize board games further. I understand that it is a great opportunity for smaller studios to be support by a big publisher, but just like the gaming industry in general shows, big publishers are not always good.
I am really glad, that Carcassonne on iOS is still made by TheCodingMonkeys independently. But we will see how they develop the market, as they have the main control now.