True enough, Square Enix isn't on the list, but apparently the company actually developing the prequel, Deck Nine Games, is on the list.
I'm dubious you actually spent hours researching it, because that fact has been mentioned in almost every news story I've read about 'LiS:Before The Storm'.
Also, Ashly Burch is incredibly attached to the character, for many reasons, including some very personal stuff from her own past. I believe she truly is heartbroken not to be reprising her role as Chloe.
Kojima is what they call a "Prima donna developer", which has its good things and its bad things (Ego).
That said, I don't think he referred to the concept of zombies per se, but the concept of a zombie survival game without ... you know, "metal gear" mechas and political intrigue.
Take it as you want, but Konami is using the franchise as a cash grab without trying to comply to it. The game can be good or bad, but it sure does not look as a Metal Gear game.
The Witcher 3 has the same minimum card listed, a game from a year ago - http://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/
In which case Witcher3's minimum reqs is wrong, as I run that with 40+ FPS constant with everything set to High with my 7850.
It's very possible that Doom's reqs are also wrong, but either way, that's not a good thing. Either it's poorly optimised, or poorly speccd
Like I said, my graphics card can run almost every single PC game on the market at a suitable and playable frame rate on high or even ultra. But according to the spec listed it is too weak to run Doom on even minimum. That alone means it is poorly optimised.
The age of the card is irrelevant as the output in graphics cards has greatly plateaued in recent years compared to the early noughties.
Instead let's look at everything released related to the id brand after they were bought, starting with the atrocious RAGE and the awful optimisation that occurred then and with quite literally every single idtech5 game afterwards.
This isn't the same company who made the Quakes or Dooms of our past, it's id in name alone, but Bethesda in heart & soul
Four year old minimums seem fairly standard and friendly to me? Doom 3, released in 2004, required cards from 2001 or later, at least based on its system requirements on Steam.
I'd like to think security companies have moved on from hiring hackers. Integrity is a big part of security, and in that respect he's woefully lacking. I agree with your last point though - while it's impossible to cover all angles, this wasn't a state-sponsored attacker or well funded syndicate, it was an old school script kiddie. That smells like lack of investment by Talk Talk - financial, management, or both.