A few days ago, Microsoft announced that they would be cancelling Scalebound. For those unfamiliar, Scalebound is a game developed by Platinum Games and was meant to be an exclusive to the Xbox One. The game was shown off several years ago, so safe to say that many are disappointed to see such a long-running project canned.
Platinum Games has since posted an apology on their website which reads, “We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.”
“Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future. We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!”
The game’s designer Hideki Kamiya also came forward and denied rumors that he would be taking time off for mental health issues. He also added, “I’ll work extra hard to never have to let you down like this again, so I hope you will keep watching over us in the future too.” In the meantime Microsoft’s Phil Spencer indicated that the game’s cancellation would actually be better for gamers.