Published: Thu, January 12, 2017
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Microsoft Has Cancelled Scalebound

Unseen64's Liam Robertson, Kotaku, and Eurogamer have all allegedly spoken to sources saying the Xbox One and PC game will not be released in 2017 as previously planned.

"After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound", a spokesperson for the tech giant announced.

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says that the decision to cancel Platinum Games' action-RPG Scalebound was "difficult" but that it's a decision that is "better for Xbox gamers".

The cancellation of Scalebound was unexpected, but there were several signs that the game was headed in that direction.

Last August, the game publisher explained the delays, citing a crowded holiday release slate.

Development on Scalebound began in 2013, and it was first announced at E3 2014.

Asked whether Microsoft or Platinum Games owns the Scalebound property, the Redmond-based company replied: "We do not comment on the details of our business agreements with partners".

Microsoft confirmed that the highly-anticipated action role-playing game is dunzo. Microsoft has been showing off bits and pieces of gameplay over the past few months, getting players excited for the magnificent battles between your player's dragon and a much larger boss dragon, amongst other fights. By the time they returned, the game was behind schedule, leading to further conflict. But the aforementioned hurdles presumably pushed it until 2017 alongside Crackdown 3 and Halo Wars 2. Although Microsoft promised to deliver an incredible roster of games this year.

It's an unusual reaction - entries for other recently cancelled Microsoft exclusives such as Fable Legends and the Phantom Dust remake can still be found on both its website and YouTube channel. The rumor was supported by a number of insiders and now Microsoft has officially canceled the game. And the game has received a heavy bit of hype following its gameplay reveal a year ago, indicating that it could be one of the company's bigger titles for 2017. So if you think about the video we put out I think, just personally speaking, we haven't explained enough for people to kind of get a full vision of what Scalebound is.

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