I can't tell if you're being serious, because I just checked the date and it's not April 1st.
I'm not quite sure if you remember Jonathan's presence on the TSOR chat, but from what I remember he was openly claiming to have made real progress in various areas (he had "pizza" working? this quote was not synthesised by Ghost - i was there), went along with Ghost's post that it was a "progress video" and repeatedly displayed that he had little to no grasp on programming whatsoever. The faked video even shows the title "The Sims Online Server Emulator (TSOEMU)", so it's clear that it was always the intention to pass this off as a server emulator, not a mockup for a TS1 mod. Any other excuse is a weak attempt at damage control.