One of the most anticipated games, over the last couple of years, is being cancelled. Microsoft has just announced it will end production on Platinum Games' Scalebound. More information after the jump.
It's not easy to make a video game. Looking from the outside looking in, it may seem like a easy thing to come up with a game, develop it, and make it playable to gamers around the world. Yet, it's not. Studios, developers, programmers, writers, etc. spend years coming up with games that will amaze and delight gamers. It's an arduous process that all we get to experience is the end result. Today, we get to experience one less.
Microsoft has just announed that Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya's Scalebound has been cancelled.
A once promising game about modern-day warriors bonding with dragons, astounded gamers when it was announced at E3 2014. Fast forward to a couple of years later at E3 2016, we were privy to an extremely enthralling trailer, (above) that gave us even more to be excited about. Then nothing, until today when Microsoft removed it from their site and released the following comment.
"After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "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."
Many people will speculate why this game was cancelled but, truth be told, until someone from Platinum Games, Microsoft, or Kamiya, himself, says anything it's all conjecture. The important thing is, a game everyone has been impatiently waiting to play for the last 2-3 years is no more. That's a sad thing for all those who put forth time and effort to create.
What are your thoughts on Scalebound's cancellation?