I haven't seen that exact report, but I have seen others about the same issue. Hopefully, one day they'll get to make that game - but it all depends on THQ really, and space sims are far from being seen as profitable.
I must admit, a lot of my hope evaporated when Kulas stepped down recently. Him being President meant he had a much louder voice to petition on the issue. Whether or not his replacement is just as passionate about Freespace I do not know, but I find it hard to believe that he would carry the same weight.
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Forever an eXile and proud of it!