Are you saying Templar has changed the MNOG for this version? Since that seems to be the case, do we know if this has anything to do with canon? Approved by story team / Greg? And let's keep in mind the original MNOG wasn't approved either, although it did get the "canon unless contradicted by other canon" nod later. But as far as I know, we never knew whether any of the Kapura stuff was approved canon or whether it was just something we consider canon only because it hasn't been contradicted elsewhere.
So in other words, there's no clear winner between the two, but personally I would rather go with the portrayal that was at least given some kind of canon nod and that we all know and love, versus something that Templar may have just done on their own now.
Of course, that still leaves it as a total mystery.
But assuming it was teleportation of some kind, he also said that he had to focus intently on where he was headed, methinks, implying he had to be familiar with it. He wouldn't have been familiar, per se, with the opposite side of that chasm, so this quote may be entirely irrelevant.
By the way, what is this "April Fools thing"? I don't recall anything that rings a bell to that off the top of my head...