Quick update: Microsoft has released a statement to WindowsCentral confirming Scalebound has indeed been canceled for Windows 10/ Xbox One. Here’s the official statement:
“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. For more information on our 2017 plans, please visit: https://news.xbox.com/2017/01/05/xbox-closes-milestone-year-in-2016/.”
After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. Read More: https://t.co/lTQD8PJ6GX
— Scalebound (@Scalebound) January 9, 2017
Original story: At E3 in 2016, Xbox showed off various upcoming titles for its Xbox One and newly-announced Xbox Play Anywhere platform to let Xbox players game alongside Windows 10 players for in-ecosystem, cross-platform co-op. Among the titles showed off but not given a solid release date was Scalebound from Platinum Games. Now, according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the game may be facing full-scale cancellation.
Scalebound featured a headphone-clad twenty-something and his dragon companion fighting various mystical beasts and monsters of varying sizes. The biggest draw for many may have been the fantasy element and Xbox Play Anywhere compatibility, but others were equally interested in the games four-player drop-in / drop-out multiplayer campaign, much like Forza Horizon 3.
Schreier apparently reached out to Microsoft regarding the page talking about the game on Microsoft’s site and received an email stating that Microsoft will “have more to share on ‘Scalebound‘ soon.” While no news is good news, the fact that the game isn’t yet out, and we haven’t heard any word of development progress since the initial announcement at E3 leaves room for worry.
While nothing is for sure at the moment, we’ll update you when we know more on the fate of Scalebound.