This timing would make sense, but I need more concrete information.
@Mr_R7, do you have a link to this information? An email screenshot? That would be more substantial, as anyone can claim to have called the Aetherlight and received release date information without having actually done so.
If you did call them, why would they tell you, and why are you telling us?
They haven't announced this to the forum yet. I don't like this. It reminds me of leakers in other fandoms.