What I suspect is that some SE exec in that department had heard the bad things about C&B, but thought it surely could not be that bad.
Years later, now that C&B is three months behind forwarding payments to SE (or whatever drama is causing this divorce), they learned they were wrong.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and the League of Extraordinary Crafters
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.