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.
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