The reason for that? Human Head, the developer “was not happy with the terms its contract with [publisher] ZeniMax,” reports Shacknews, “and deliberately stopped work on the game in November so it could try to negotiate a more favourable deal.”
This is according to a Shacknews source who asked not to be identified. The source said some of the development team were laid off, and hoped to be rehired if the deal could be restructured. But ZeniMax stopped talking to Human Head in January, which is probably why rumours surfaced in March that the whole thing would be canceled.
Confronted by Shacknews, ZeniMax gave no additional comment beyond this morning’s statement that the game was delayed.