There seems to be a conflict going on regarding the release of the game between Sony and GameStop. GameStop says, it’s cancelled while Sony negates the statement. 1UP reports that the game has been removed for GameStop.com cancelling all the pre-orders.
The exit of the executive producer, Yoshifusa Hayama and exit of Ueda had already put the development in doubt and now this GameStop issue is not helping at all. Sony however, has clearly denied the statement and assured that the game is still in development.
It’s getting serious as the development progress hasn’t been revealed to any extent which can make us believe that they are still continuing the project. The straight denial from Sony can be a stimulating factor to reveal some in game footage or may be some screenshots. It’d be really sad to hear if Sony does not prove GameStop wrong.