VoodooExtreme quote I just read:
The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar has scans of the latest issue of PC Gamer UK that hint at Monkey Island 5 being in development:
When asked about a Monkey Island 5, LucasArts answer was ‘No, we do not have Monkey Island 5 in production. Sorry.’ Of course, two months before announcing Curse of Monkey Island LucasArts said this to a fan asking about a Monkey Island 3: ‘At this time there are no plans to release a Monkey Island 3. Sorry.’ And about Monkey Island 4: ‘[..] However, at this time there are no plans for a Monkey Island 4.’
It’s kinda like paranoia, but in reverse. There’s gotta be a word for that.