that is just the worst way to use early access branching.
use it to give us access to the next upcoming "unstable" build (that is how every single early access dev does it, except you.....) not the previous version.....
the 50+ early access game in my steam library and egs library
let me name you some just at random
industries of titans ,does it satisfactory ,does it foundation ,does it space haven ,does it factorio did it oxygen not included did it kerbal space program did it ark did it rust did it starbound did it I could go on like this all day
No..No. I want a list of EVERY game and verification that it did it the same way. Its what you said...back it up or STFU.