One of the vital well-known examples of a high-profile anticipated sport getting canceled was Scalebound by PlatinumGames. It was, on the time, being developed as an Xbox One unique with the backing of Microsoft Studios. Although it was canceled, it may be one thing the developer may return to. On the very least, it’s one thing the studio want to end, although Microsoft nonetheless owns the IP.
When requested about the potential for Scalebound making its return, Head of PlatinumGames Atsushi Inaba replied:
Once more, it’s a very good query! However this was an mental property that belongs 100% to Microsoft.
No matter occurs with this undertaking, we will’t actually do something with it except Microsoft leaves us. However it’s a sport that we fall in love with and love. If the chance arises, it’s one thing we’d like to return to.
Whereas that is under no circumstances a affirmation we’ll see it come again, it’s a very good signal that Platinum is on board to complete it. There’s no telling if Microsoft will let this occur (and even when they do, it’s unlikely it might come to PlayStation), however one factor is definite: Followers are desperate to see Scalebound as soon as extra.
Scalebound was in improvement for a number of years till its cancellation in 2017. It was going to have that traditional Platinum motion with a mixture of RPG components and dragons. With reference to its cancellation, Inaba mentioned each PlatinumGames and Microsft had failed however didn’t elaborate additional. Contemplating it was in improvement for therefore lengthy, it’s unclear simply how far more would should be completed for it to see the sunshine of day if the studio did have the prospect to work on it once more.
PlatinumGames has dedicated to releasing extra high quality video games since Scalebound’s cancellation. In 2017, it launched NieR: Automata, which garnered vital reward. And simply yesterday, the studio efficiently launched a Kickstarter that noticed over 17,000 backers fund a port of The Fantastic 101 to PS4, Nintendo Swap, and Steam. The Kickstarter raised over $1.1 million in 24 hours and continues to be climbing.
However will Scalebound make its return? At this level, it’s unsure and doubtless unlikely, however that’s at present within the palms of Microsoft.
[Source: Eurogamer Portugal via WCCFTech]