News January 11, 2017

PlatinumGames Responds to Scalebound Cancellation!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 01/11/17

Microsoft’s announcement of Scalebound’s cancellation has caused a stir with fans. Outside looking in, the game appeared to be coming along nicely. I mean, the past E3 demo looked cool!

While we don’t know why Microsoft shut down development on the game, we might have gotten a clue as to what happened via PlatinumGames’ Official Blog. Here the developer states how they are sorry that Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound – as in, it was Microsoft’s decision, not ours? They also state that they are disappointed things didn’t work out given how they were looking forward to completing the game (paraphrasing).

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Of course, this doesn’t prove much of anything; I’m sure Microsoft is just as bummed by the cancelation as Platinum. Maybe PlatinumGames needed more time and Microsoft refused to play ball. Or maybe Platinum missed important milestones needed to secure further funding. One thing is for sure, MS has been canceling games left and right (remember Fable Legends?), most of which looked promising; not like the Phantom Dust remake that only existed publically as a teaser trailer at E3. Hopefully, other interesting titles won’t meet the same fate. I really want to play Sea of Thieves…