It may come as a surprise to people who don't observe the games industry, or book industry, or film or music or even cake industries that sometimes products get turned down and folks - in this case Microsoft - get eggy faces. But it happens.
Only today we were all made aware that Facebook has paid billions of dollars for WhatsApp - an messaging app designed by two people who applied for jobs with Facebook years back but were turned down. That perspective might make Microsoft's Phil Spencer feel a little better about turning down PS4 now-Exclusive game, Rime
. Phil told the world
, "Part of job is living with mistakes. Passed on Guitar Hero... I can list many misses regretfully. I try to focus on what we did ship."
Catch up on the detail of the turn down over at VGLeaks