I honestly don't think this will become mroe popular than orginal CA. I dont see the point of a CA 2.0, it would just cause compeititon and lose money. The gaming market doesnt need more fps like that. Make something more unique.
The only reason I disagree when it comes to CA about modders knowing more than the hackers is largely due the fact that you can literally create an entire new game with no source code access. Just modify textures, attributes, 3d models, clientfx, and maps... whole new game. The only reason you'd ever need source code access would be to add NEW features and NEW/MORE weapons/characters since this engine is pretty much RAN on an ID system. and even then, you remember old TPS we worked on. You just found the addresses and we added features without source code access.
Engines like Unity, Unreal, and other new ones, you do need a bit more of an idea with coding to do anything to the games. Although (and i know this is slightly off subject), It's the exact opposite with mobile games like for android and iOS. a hacker who reverses those games will know more than a modder. :P