Microsoft has revealed that production on Scalebound has come to an end. The third-person action role-player was announced by PlatinumGames at E3 2014, with a gameplay trailer shown at Gamescom 2015. However, it missed its 2016 release date and was rescheduled to 2017. Since then, Microsoft Studios and PlatinumGames were silent about the game until today's cancellation.
Microsoft's statement to IGN concerning Scalebound's cancellation was:
“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences.”
Whether or not PlatinumGames and Microsoft Studios are working on any further titles together is unknown at this time. It's also not known whether the Scalebound IP belongs to PlatinumGames, in which case we may see an independent revival of the title, or Microsoft Studios. PlatinumGames latest title, Nier: Automata will be released March 7, and so far, early impressions have been positive.
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Well, if the game just wasn't fun, then it was the right decision.
But, I kinda suspect it was just blowing the budget. Probably some meeting that determined it was going to take some factor more of budget to complete, and MS just said "no" and that was it.
Yo, making games is hard.
This was still part of their show reel as Pax Aus in November last year, looked like they were pretty far along
No tears from me. Not my kinda game, so it just looked like a turd