I know that you are not answering, but I beg to grab your attention.
As a courtesy to your loyal fans and users could you please make a statement? Maybe:
1. We are still working on the software and are aiming at launching x date
2. All our programers quit, and we are looking to hire new ones in order to complete the software
3. This was all a hoax, and there will be no Encore 2023
Not wanting to be sarcastic, but as a professional courtesy you should provide an update.
While we are waiting we are also learning how to use Finale, and Sibelius. I’d rather stay with Encore, but need an update.