From the ZW DR page:
"Prior to moving forward with John on a formal basis, deeproot Tech wanted to address the elephant in the room: the failure of John and other companies to satisfy Zidware's customers that entered into contracts for Magic Girl ("MG"), Retro Atomic Zombie Adventure ("RAZA", formerly BHZA), Alice in Wonderland ("AIW"), and/or Space Mission X ("SMX")."
It's hard to keep up with every twist and turn of the extended JP soap opera nightmare. Was it already known that some people had contracts to buy (and presumably sent money for) vaporware game #4? I remember the design being mentioned, but not that it had reached the advanced stage John requires before accepting cash from customers.