Usually contracts with these companies have NDA and anti-competition clauses that remain in effect for anywhere from several months to a few years. And Cliff is smart enough not to burn any bridges. All that aside, I seriously doubt there's any real story behind it anyway. They were doing to jack off MS and Sony for the new consoles and that is all.
“That's it. You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!”