His response makes it sound like they haven't even been working on a new game at all, which would be goddamn ridiculous. They better not pull a Capcom/MML3 on us down the road say that they aren't making it because we didn't ask hard enough.
Well, they also said it's a lot of effort. As a professional slacker, I can empathize with not wanting to invest too much in something without a nice payoff. OTOH, I like seeing cliffhangers and dangling plot threads resolved, so I hope they do get around to it.
Oh, and I'm also gonna save myself the trouble... *takes a preemptive drink*