What you were hoping to get across you . . . didn't say in the slightest. If Firaxis sold the rights like you posted they wouldn't retain their rights . .. like you just suggested they would. They could only be doing one thing at a time. They could be doing three things at a time. We, random posters on an Internet forum, do not know. And yet, you're judging them for your lack of knowledge. It really confuses me, especially with your repeated attacks on the competency of the BE team, most of which probably worked on CiV and their expansions.