I don't think it was "never happening" per se; they probably just don't want to confirm it if it's not in the works. That said, it could very well be (they mentioned sales numbers influencing the possibility of DLC, so let's hope).
**** YEAH! the new screen shots AND preview REALLY makes me look forward to Conduit 2
1. The Deatomizer is now more Sci-Fi, now that it resembles the real life gun 'Vector' LESS. 2. The silver gun in the screenshot with the atlantian dogs is most likely a 4th faction weapon. And it seems to be the weapon the person on the cover of the box art is holding. 3. the Phase Rifle looks even more badass. 4. Conduit 2 is gonna look even better later becuase these pictures are from a obvious working build. (see that stock attachment on the SPAS?) 5. Possible DLC? 12 maps! Customizable characters (suit upgrades), 4 customizable load sets (2 weapons selectable, 4 suit perks). 6. The HVS team is using their extra time to add more polish, and decide if theres gonna be DLC or not. 7. The last screenshot shows a very badass looking Drudge. (or Annunnaki). Very badass.
This is looking so badass. >:D
My predictions: Prometheaus is gonna be put into a badass, bipedaled atlantian robot so he can fight side by side with Mr. Ford.
The only things i dont like that were revealed in this preview.
1. Not all weapons will be returning, apparantly. 2. None of the first games voice actors are returning. --- Sparkster returns after 16 years in..... "Rocket Knight" My Alias for Conduit= "Shader" Monster Hunter Tri= "Deimos"