Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya is taking Scalebound’s cancellation like a professional, denies “metal health” stories

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The cancellation of Scalebound is unhappy information for Platinum and Kamiya followers, however the designer is coping with it as knowledgeable.


Microsoft kicked off the 12 months by announcing the cancellation of Scalebound, Platinum Games’ bold motion RPG. Game designer Hideki Kamiya, recognized for being outspoken on Twitter, is adopting a surprisingly chill angle about the entire thing.

“I’m very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game,” Kamiya told his followers in a sequence of tweets.

“Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you is to promise to keep delivering fun games,” he added in another tweet.

In one other tweet, the celebrated designer laughed off a specific element that made its means into initial reports about the sate of the game’s development, notably regarding a trip he supposedly took resulting from “mental health issues”.

“And… I took time off for my mental health? …Me!? No way,” Kamiya said.

Platinum Games, for its half, released a short statement following the information on its official web site. The assertion didn’t deliver any new data, as anticipated.

“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,” the assertion learn, earlier than happening to spotlight upcoming Platinum initiatives equivalent to Nier: Automata.

Hideki Kamiya had comparable ideas to share as properly, ending his string of tweets a extra constructive word.

Scalebound’s cancellation made a dent in Microsoft’s 2017 schedule, that’s for certain. However, the information is extra saddening due to what Scalebound represented: a western writer prepared to spend tens of millions on a AAA, blockbuster Japanese sport at the present time.