PlatinumGames share they still want to make Scalebound but that is dependent on the say so of Microsoft.
PlatinumGames Still Wants To Make Scalebound Happen If Microsoft Allows
Its been over three years since the action-RPG Scalebound was cancelled, but PlatinumGames would still very much want to be a part of developing it. Recently Platinum games announced that they would be developing The Wonderful 101 for Switch, PS4 and PC, due to the success of their Kickstarter campaign. Questions arose if the developer would ever return to working on Scalebound.
In an article by Eurogamer, Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba responded to a question about if there was a chance the studio would ever return to Scalebound. But Atsushi explained that would be up to the powers that be, Microsoft as they were the publisher for Scalebound. Microsoft currently owns the IP, Inaba shared “Again, it’s a good question! But this was an intellectual property that belongs 100% to Microsoft,” making it clear it was not up to Platinum.
If Microsoft decides to grant Plantinum with the rights to develop the game, it looks like the studio would be happy to go ahead with it “Whatever happens with this project, we can’t really do anything with it unless Microsoft leaves us,” Inaba said. But it’s a game that we fall in love with and love, if the opportunity arises, it’s something we would love to return to.”
But even with Scalebound out of the picture, Plantinum has quite the work load with Bayonetta 3, Babylon’s Fall and now The Wonderful 101. Inaba also shared previously that the cancellation of the project wasn’t just on Microsoft’s shoulders but also to with the studio as well: “The truth is, we don’t like to see Microsoft take the brunt of the fan ire because game development is hard and both sides learned lessons, for sure”.
It looks like if Microsoft ever decides to work on the action-RPG again Platinum will be happy to return to the project, but it doesn’t look like any current plans are set in motion. If you want to check out what Platinum Games are working on be sure to watch/read next Babylon’s Fall First Look: Nier Automata Goes DMC With Hints Of Dark Souls.
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