Sony offered to help make Titanfall for the Vita
Can you imagine a PlayStation Vita version of Titanfall? Neither can I, but that's exactly the idea Sony had in mind when Respawn Entertainment approached them with Titanfall. Of course, the Titanfall we all know today is available exclusively for Xbox and PC platforms, but apparently Sony originally offered to support the development of the game for its handheld platforms.
As recounted in Geoff Keighley's recently released documentary, The Final Hours of Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, after hearing the specs for the Xbox One, got in touch with Sony to try and learn what the PS4 would have to offer. Sony, unwilling to talk PS4 specs yet (via GameSpot), instead offered to help Respawn make a PlayStation Vita version of Titanfall. We all know how that ended, with Titanfall only available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
Back in October, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella explained that publisher Electronic Arts had ultimately made the deal with Microsoft for Xbox exclusivity. "EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently," Zampella said at the time. It was later revealed (in January 2014) that the exclusivity decision was made based on sales forecasts for both systems, and not Microsoft's cloud technology, which has been a major point of focus of the game. Despite being "comfortable" with their decision, it's widely expected that any sort of sequel will make its way to both major consoles. In fact, just last month we heard that EA had secured the rights to publish a sequel to Titanfall and that they are looking to also bring it to the PS4.