The CBSi jobs page is still there and implies that they're looking for someone who can speak fluent Japanese. So, I'd imagine that pool is a whole lot smaller than just "a news guy". Also, whoever they do eventually get would be working out of the New York office with Vinny & Alex.
@rongalaxy: I get what the guy's saying though, be excited for it sure... but does it still deserve to be recognised the way it currently is? Probably not. They've shown next to nothing of it, Sony clearly gives zero fucks about finishing it, and it's from a developer that missed an entire generation. All bets should be off at this point, but the fandom it still gets is kinda crazy. Whatever it is, whatever it was and whatever it may become will never live up to the unattainable expectations people have placed on it. It can be nothing but a let down.
Dan seems to have this crazy knack of making the impossible happen, so I honestly would not be surprised if he somehow pulls this off. I signed the petition, though as a non US citizen, I don't know what that's worth.