Project N.U. originally called their first game ".hack//NewWorld Volume 1 Maiden of Silver Tears
", leading to believe the NewWorld mobile game was the first of many volumes.
Though half way through it's online availability, it got re-branded dropping Volume 1 from the title which may suggest the end of that series, and later we found out the online server that the game connected to. Afterwhich, nobody expected GU:LR would be around the corner.
Leads me to believe that if CyberConnect2 was not dropped from the Final Fantasy 7 remake, would there be a GU:LR? I think SquareEnix going to in-house on FF7 led CC2 to focus on whatever they wanted and picked up GU and now perhaps Project NU again.
In any event, I won't get excited until I see a US or EU trademark for the series, much like how we saw GU show theirs > https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/get-detail? ... 0087489510