Why is Cursor not an Extension to VS-Code?

I see several usability issues with the editor itself.

Why is Cursor not built as an Extension, instead of a fork from VS-Code?

something about can’t do what they need to do as a plugin but even a crippled version of cursor AI that could read the context and give me code would be good enough for me

There’s an unofficial VS Code extension, but it’s more limited:

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