Action Dragon RPG ‘Scalebound’ is now Officially Cancelled: MicrosoftBy / 2017.01.11
Many times, games get cancelled because developers may have gotten a little ahead of themselves. However, some games have shown a lot of promise in the beginning of their development, but unfortunately would never see the light of day. Such is the case Platinum Games' dragon-themed "Scalebound" originally set for release on the Xbox One and PC, in which Microsoft confirmed its cancellation.
According to Gamespot, Microsoft recently announced the news. "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for 'Scalebound,'" the spokesperson for Microsoft mentioned. "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."
The announcement followed after "Scalebound's" official Xbox page has been taken down, which directs users back to the site's homepage once entered. Reports say that the game was reportedly in trouble, although it has still yet to be revealed what caused the game be in that situation that led to its cancellation.
Even Xbox Wire's blog post has taken out "Scalebound's" name in the upcoming 2017 releases. After its E3 2016 reveal, little has been heard about the action fantasy RPG from Platinum Games. Originally, the game was supposed to be released sometime last year, but it was subsequently delayed for 2017 along with "Crackdown 3" and "Halo Wars 2." Microsoft did say last August that these games were delayed to the fact that bigger titles were slated for release last holiday.
The project for "Scalebound" had its fair share of development troubles, but last November had given Microsoft some hope that it would still see the light of day soon. Even during that month, the developer studio had plans on making a Scalebound comic and lore book in 2017, in collaboration with Titan Comics. The game was supposed be directed by "Bayonetta" director Hideki Kamiya, and boasting features like dragon-riding and customizations and online co-op.
We could only hope that the game won't be fully shelved as Platinum Games could still continue development independent of Microsoft.
Here's how the game would've looked like: