It has emerged that Microsoft could have snagged famed developer Crytek as a first-party dev for the Xbox 360, but ultimately decided against it.
Talks were held right after the release of Far Cry, but Microsoft thought Crytek's new project, Crysis, was too similar to other games to warrant a first-pary consideration.
"The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it'd mean for them to become first-party," a Microsoft exec told OXM.
"And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what's unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they'd just come out of Far Cry, and we said we've probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that."
Crysis 2 has, of course, also been developed for the Xbox 360, but is not an exclusive title for that console.