Tripwire Interactive has been caught off guard by UK/US mags blabbing on their latest Red Orchestra title, which has been in the oven for three years.
They say they're "more than a bit surprised" by the timing, believing the news would break after Killing Floor was released. Still the devs are happy to confirm its existence, "it's using UE3".
"Frankly, we're more than a bit surprised at the timing of the release of the article. To put it quite bluntly we thought this would hit after the release of Killing Floor," posted the Tripwire President on the official website.
"As such we'll be doing a bit of a scramble to get our PR efforts in order while we are in the middle of getting another game ready to ship."
"I know many of you have been waiting a very long time for this news, and I am very happy that we can finally confirm what we've been working on these past three years. RO:HOS (as we call it) is real, its using UE3, and its awesome," he continued.
"Just bear with us while we recover from this unexpected announcement and in the immortal words of Battlestar Galactica - all will be revealed."
So for now that's all Tripwire has to officially say on the subject, they'll "let the article speak for itself." PC Gamer is one of the magazines to blab like a school girl - has the printed press no self control?