According to Strain, "We talked to everybody. This was not a religious decision for us. We love the PlayStation 3, we love the Wii, we love the PC. What it came down to was that we found that Microsoft, as a publisher and custodians of the Xbox, are very excited and aggressive about the online future of the platform.
"They embraced our vision of where we wanted to go with this and just got in there and said 'Hey guys, let's get in there and make this happen.' That gave us a lot of confidence.
"Also," he added, "there's the very real aspect that we're here in Seattle, and they're over in Redmond. It's a 15 minute drive. When you're dealing with a publisher-developer relationship, you can't really discount how nice that makes things in terms of being able to get together and work through issues."
'Class3' will be released around Christmas 2011.