So, I heard the news about Sanzaru not making another Sly game via a couple people sending me messages that basically said "Did you hear about this!? Are you happy NOW!?"
Apparently, a few people seem to think I had a hand in this development and that my comics mocking Sanzaru (and/or my essay titled "Why I will never purchase Sly 5") convinced Sony to give Sanzaru the boot. So I just wanted to publicly announce that I had NOTHING to do with it.
As for my personal feelings on this news....I'd be lying if I didn't say I was relieved. I'm glad Sanzaru has found work on other projects. And I hope they learned from the mistakes they made when they developed the Sly HD Collection and Sly 4 (and that they don't repeat those mistakes in Sonic Boom).
I understand that the people who liked Sly 4 are sad that the MASSIVE, depressing cliff-hanger at the end of Sly 4 will never get a canon resolution. But all we can do now is hope that the upcoming Sly Cooper movie turns out to be good and that it makes enough money to justify green-lighting more games (and hiring a better company to develop said games).