I’ve communicated with Zeiss USA, and the following is now official:
We confirm the Otus 1.4/85 lens and our intention to introduce sometime in the near future.
Details about the specifications, pricing or actual sales data are as yet unofficial.
Shown below is the Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 APO-Distagon, the best lens ever produced for a DSLR, as shown in the in-depth review in Guide to Zeiss. I would expect an Otus 85/1.4 to be of similar construction.