It is a bit mishandled, but I think that you are missing a point here.
MR2 actually WAS announced just recently. All the thing before AW DLC was actually a "leak" because somebody from community went through some official documents and found mentions there. After that, Focus basically had to admit, that such thing as MR2 is under development.
So yes, I agree that MR2 start/annoucement(s) is/are not done in the best way, on the other hand, I don't think that it goes exactly as Focus planned so is not entirely their fault...
I have to disagree...they had a press event about the game so is not like it was secret and we managed to find out about it. They even said we will find more after the event , but nothing from them, not even a single post . Just read this , and this about what others saw in the presentation .
I like what they did so far with the game and I'm sure that MR2 is at least 50% better than what we have now , but I don't like how they handled this event thing.
Ok, the game was announced recently , is not that hard to make an official post and let the people know that is still a WIP, but new features were added , and more licenced vehicles , and snow . This is what I want to see , just an official word from them , at least with what happened in the presentation.
"Among the novelties of this game, we also note interiors of vehicles modeled with a lot of realism for each vehicle, larger and more varied maps including driving on snow in Siberia or in the heart of the steep forests of Michigan, and ... a brand new physics engine!"
"We were able to witness the loading of bricks and barrels in a mission that should last, according to the developers, no less than 40 minutes!"