he didn't skate around it, he straight out said "yes" you can play with just 1 controller. just hold down "T" to toggle between sword/shield...O.o I don't see that as skating around it...
He did finally answer the question. He kept skating around it in the beginning by trying to change the subject back to the game with the 2 wand scheme.
The interviewer wanted detail and had to ask several times before he explained how it would work.