Scalebound cancelled, Platinum and Microsoft half methods – report

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Over 4 years of growth work on Scalebound might not quantity to something, if these stories are to be believed.


Scalebound, the Xbox One-exclusive motion RPG introduced again in 2014, is reportedly cancelled. Sources inform Kotaku that the Platinum Games title has been in growth hell for some time, and should by no means make it out the door.

Separately, Eurogamer has reported that the studio truly stopped engaged on the sport in direction of the tip of final yr, and that each Microsoft and Platinum have since parted methods.

According to the location, various senior builders have been “forced to take a month away from the pressure of the project’s heavy workload.” This put the sport not on time, and paired with different points affecting its engine tech, finally led to Microsoft’s resolution to cancel the title.

So much was driving on Scalebound being a key recreation for the Xbox One. Hideki Kamiya, well-respected director of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, repeatedly known as it a passion project, the results of a number of cancelled prototypes.

Unfortunately, the footage proven at yearly occasions, the most recent of which at E3 last year, was often met with a tepid response from followers, producing extra detrimental buzz than optimistic. The recreation was repeatedly delayed, too, and was imagined to launch someday this yr.

Microsoft informed Kotaku it’ll have extra to share on Scalebound “soon”.