Microsoft has revealed that they have parted ways with Platinum Games, the developers of Scalebound, citing business decision as the reason for the split
Xbox One Exclusive Scalebound is officially getting scrapped after being in developement for years. Microsoft has now confirmed that project is no more, after confirming that the company has parted ways with Platinum Games, the developers of the game.
This finally reveals the dark fate of Scalebound, which has been speculated to be facing a rough fate ever since its official social media handles went dark in September. Rumors relating to developement issues at Platinum Games followed later, all of which now gets confirmed by Microsoft.
There has been no proper explanation for the split. However, Microsoft reveals that it has made the decision after careful deliberation. They said that the company still holds great respect for Platinum Games, adding that the move was made due to business reasons.
“We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year,” said Microsoft who will be now shifting its focus onto other Xbox One exclusive like Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Sea of Thieves along with ‘other great experiences.’
The action RPG, which was created under guidance of Hideki Kamiya, was supposed to bring forth a 4-player co-op gameplay in which players would be joined by customizable dragons. The game would have also been the first action RPG game from Platinum Games, who have worked behind games like Bayonetta. Kamiya has also previously revealed his excitement in working for the project that was completely a new experience for the studio.
Scalebound was officially announced at Microsoft Studios’ press conference at E3 2014. A trailer for the game was also revealed back then. A gameplay footage later joined the list or reveals at Gamescom in 2015. The game was initially slated for a release on late 2016, but was later pushed to 2017.