Tuesday January 10, 2017

Microsoft And Platinum Part Ways On Scalebound, Development Ceased

Four years of active development is down the drain, as Platinum Games’ hyped title Scalebound has been officially cancelled. Originally an Xbox One and PC exclusive, the game would have had you control a dragon in first-person, and was expected to be pretty good since it was spearheaded by the guy who came up with titles such as Okami and Resident Evil 2.

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Multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer that Microsoft and developer Platinum Games have parted ways on the project, and that work concluded before the end of 2016. This tallies with a just-published Kotaku report which states the game is currently in trouble, and possibly cancelled. Scalebound was last seen in public back at Gamescom 2016 in August. Since then, the relationship between Microsoft and Osaka-based developer Platinum Games dramatically soured. Work on the game took a serious knock last autumn, Eurogamer sources say, when several senior members of the development team were forced to take a month away from the pressure of the project's heavy workload.