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Screwed by the Lawyers: Microsoft still owns the Shadowrun intellectual property as part of their acquisition of FASA. Jordan Weisman was able to get permission to make a new Shadowrun game with the license, but that license only extended to making a game for personal computers and mobile devices, which means that a dedicated video game console version of Shadowrun Returns is legally impossible. Part of the deal to let the game be made at all involved Microsoft retaining the exclusive rights to make console games with the Shadowrun setting.