I contacted D3 again to get more information on this alleged new Matt Hazard game. They were less than accommodating, so I recreate the exchange for you below:
TO: D3 Publisher PR Department
FROM: Ralph Tokey
To whom it may concern:
My name is Ralph Tokey, the former Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations from Marathon Software.
As one of the senior company executives and creative forces behind the franchise, I was hoping you would be able to share some info on what you plan to announce for the new Matt Hazard game.
Please send any available screenshots, game builds or design documents to me at this email address. I promise to keep them off my blog: https://therealmatthazard.wordpress.com
Meanwhile, if you need any other help in terms of Matt Hazard messaging and character development, please let me know.
This is what I got back from them. They either don’t know who I am or are completely off their rockers. They seem to think I am just a fan. Take a look:
TO: Ralph Tokey
FROM: D3Publisher PR Department
Dear Mr. Tokey:
Thanks for your interest in Matt Hazard! While rumors suggest that D3Publisher will be announcing something very soon, as a policy, we do not comment on rumors. Thanks for being such a great fan of Matt Hazard and keep an eye out for any future news!
In the meantime, please enjoy other great D3 products, like Dark Sector!
Can you believe it?
I LITERALLY INVENTED the “do not comment on rumors” line! Back when Matt Hazard 3D was going to break some sites kept asking about our next title and I got sick of it. One night, one guy named Ray called me after I had been drinking and I thought it would be funny to say “As a policy we do not comment on rumors.” And he ran it!
I’ll get the info – I have other ways to get stuff from other contacts…