Originally Posted by MadMax
Excuse me, WHY would they want to do that?
Because it would take all of 5 minutes, it's not as though they'd need to expend any great effort to simply confirm the game is being made. Whether the rumors are rational or not, they certainly aren't helping the game.
Also, forum rumors are one thing, but now rumors of the game's (non)existence are showing up in the general gaming news. If the general media was saying your product was dead when it really wasn't woudln't you want to correct them?
I can't think of any developer that has ignored allegations of similar weight in the past if there was not some truth to them.