No More Dragons – Scalebound Canceled
Scalebound has gone the way of the dinosaurs, the dodo bird, and Fable Legends. Microsoft confirmed the game’s cancellation after reports early Monday stated the game was in trouble.
In a statement sent out to the media, Microsoft states:
“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.”
Set to release in Q4 of 2016, Scalebound would eventually be delayed into 2017. It came a long way from its E3 2014 announcement, but apparently not far enough.
Microsoft would not confirm who owns the IP, or if they would continue to collaborate with PlatinumGames on other titles.
@TiC_Podcast Difficult decision, we believe result is better 4 Xbox gamers, still disappointing. Im confident in 17 lineup thats our focus
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 9, 2017
From PlatinumGames, the minds behind Bayonetta, Scalebound promised to add diversity to the Xbox One’s shooter heavy library. The third party exclusive would put players in control of Drew and his dragon, Thuban. Exploring the world of Draconis, Drew and Thuban would combat numerous enemies from both third and first person perspectives.
With another Xbox One exclusive canceled should Microsoft be worried? How do you feel about Scalebound’s demise? What title is heading for the chopping block next? Let us know in the comments below.