Another Xbox Exclusive Title Cancelled, Microsoft Confirms
We have just learnt of yet another Xbox exclusive cancellation, from our friends over at Windows Central. This time it’s Platinum Games’ Scalebound; the action-RPG dragon-riding epic – which was one of 2017’s highly anticipated titles.
We knew that it would be a mammoth of a game, allowing up to 4 players co-operating and customising dragons to their liking, and was first announced back in 2014. We’ve seen countless images and numerous gameplay footage, especially some showing off dragon battles that was shown at E3 2016:
Scalebound had the potential to be a whole new IP, with sequels and potential merchandise. Other than SEGA’s classic Panzer Dragoon, I can’t think of another title out there that got me excited about dragons. Just the thought of being able to bond with your dragon, name him (or her) and customise it to your liking, and then going out into battles with your pal – even Daenerys Targaryen would’ve been proud of the accomplishment, but that is now just a mere reminder of what could’ve been.
With more credit to Jez Corden; over at Windows Central, they received the following statement from Microsoft:
After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences.
It looks as though we still have a promising line up this year, but lest not forget the potential games we could be playing in it’s full glory by now, including Project Spark, Fable Legends and Phantom Dust – all of which, have reached their untimely demise.
With the consumer backing these days, helping out developers and publishers alike, it is possible we may see this title rise from the ashes, but without fully knowing the reasoning to Microsoft’s and Platinum Games’ separation, it’s hard to say. One can only hope…
How do you feel about the cancellation of yet another title with potential? Do you think Scalebound will ever see the light of day? We would be happy to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
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