Didn't say it was a hoax, Myrthos. But it is really, really easy for someone to get an advanced estimate and translate 'we are hoping it will be ready on...' into 'It will be ready on...'
Nothing is official until it has been officially announced. Until that point everything can change. The development of the game could even be canceled.
If however what I've heard up to now becomes reality, I would think we have something to look forward too.