Platinum Games comment on the cancellation of Scalebound

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Early this week it was announced that Microsoft have decided to cancel the anticipated game Scalebound. The new fantasy IP was set to add an exclusive to Xbox One’s library that wasn’t all about shooting stuff, so it was pretty disappointing news.

Not much has been revealed as to why the game was cancelled, with speculation spreading around gaming sites like wild fire. Since the news broke on January 7, we haven’t really heard from Platinum Games, until now. President and CEO Kenichi Sato posted the following comment on their site overnight:

“We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!

President and CEO
Kenichi Sato”

Although it gives little solace to those looking forward to Scalebound, it’s kind of nice to know that Platinum are still dedicated to their fans and looking to their future games, rather than dwelling on the bad news.

Scalebound director Hideki Kamiya also apologised for the cancellation on Twitter, and his tweets kind of make me want to give him a hug.

So that’s that really. Maybe one day we’ll find out what went wrong, but for now all we’ll have is the trailers… oh, no, actually Microsoft has pulled them. Oh well! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

If you read this Kamiya, please tweet to Charlie to let him know you’re okay @clbraith, and don’t forget to follow @load_screen and like us on Facebook.

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