What's the point to System 3 even leaking this news if they aren't going to follow through with it?
At best it gets them a few extra sales of the new Putty because of media exposure to nostalgic Amiga gamers.
At worst people wait for the collectors edition, which never materialises so they don't bother buying anything at all.
And even if they did release it, it would be cracked and copied so much that hardly anyone would bother buying the collectors edition anyway.
The whole strategy seems ill thought out.
The only thing that would make sense to me is to release the game free as a set of downloadable ADFs now. This would generate some good will and wet the appetites of fans of the original and would likely garner them some extra sales of the new version.