Scalebound Developer Platinum Games Issues Statement on Cancellation

Scalebound Developer Platinum Games Issues Statement on Cancellation

Today, Scalebound developer Platinum Games issued a statement regarding Microsoft’s cancellation of the game earlier this week.

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!

President and CEO
Kenichi Sato

Bayonetta Director Hideki Kamiya was head of development for the game and issued the following series of tweets regarding the cancellation:

It’s been a bit of a dramatic fallout for the Xbox One/PC game that seemed to tease a lot of potential, as recently as last E3, enough that we picked it as a top RPG of 2017. The surprising death of the game has caused a bit of a stir within the industry. Now that the cancellation is official and acknowledged by both publisher and developer, the chapter is closed on this particular tale of development hell. Perhaps Scalebound will get a rez sometime in the future. In the interim, Platinum Games isn’t devoid of offerings, with high speed Action RPG Nier: Automata coming to the PS4 February 23rd in Japan and March 7th in NA with a release on PC sometime after.


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One comment on “Scalebound Developer Platinum Games Issues Statement on Cancellation”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I wonder what actually happened. The game was not announced that long ago, so it must have been some insurmountable engine failure or incredible lack of budget.

    So sad 🙁