For a game that was cancelled over five years ago, we sure hear about Scalebound a lot!
Over the past couple of years, developer PlatinumGames (and specifically Hideki Kamiya) have been talking about the game and a desire to return to it in the future, but there's been no sign of a revival thus far.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer was asked about the game by Game Watch last week, and had the following response:
“There’s currently nothing to say about Scalebound.”
There's a small chance Phil could be hiding something, especially considering he supposedly laughed or smiled while giving his response to that question, but it seems more likely that Team Xbox have just moved on at this point.
Even so, we're sure we'll be reporting on yet another Scalebound story at some point in the near future...!
Do you still want to a see a Scalebound revival for Xbox? Let us know in the comments below.
[source game.watch.impress.co.jp, via videogameschronicle.com]
Platinium games really wants anyone to give them a lifeline as they are about to disappear aren't they? They made Babylon fall didn't they? I would just leave these guys alone, they scammed you once and are making trash today...why would you work with them?
@Krzzystuff I honestly expect them to be bought out by Nintendo at some point. Bayonetta 2 & 3, Wonderful 101, Astral Chain. Their strongest games in recent years have been published by Nintendo (save for Nier: Automata).
I love some of Platinum’s games. It’s strange how divisive they can be on an Xbox site due to what happened with Scalebound, the full story of which we’ll never actually know. Personally I’d be delighted if this came out.
Is this really a news article to tell us there's nothing to write a news article about, lol
Platinum is a crumbling mess. Nier has been working out for them. IDK if the Bayo contract has been working out given the years of delay. I thought it was just Nintendo holding it back for an opportune sales moment, but then they release it between half a dozen megaton releases, so it seems they're just sending it out on a raft to float at this point. I can't imaging Nintendo buying them just for Bayo and Astral Chain (W101 is dead as a doornail), they're too big for just that output. If anyone buys them it'll be Netease or Tencent (one or the other already has a big stake in them.) I can't imagine they're financially in a good place given their size and output, and I can't imagine they're not floating wholly on that Tencent/Netease (whichever it was) money.
If love for this game to get a current gen version, it looks so good.
Eh, I just want Project G.G. to come out and be okay. One of my favorite developers in the industry, but things do seem to be shaky for them right now which is unfortunate.
I'd rather have had this than Crackdown 3
This was the game that was making me want an Xbox One over a PS4 last Gen, then Don Mattrick opened his mouth.
At this point i think the intrigue over Scalebound would bring new people to gamepass just to check it out. It's almost like the Snyder Cut of the games industry.
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