Adding to that, Scalebound was not mentioned in last week’s Xbox Wire post when discussing the future of Xbox One. Also, if you go to xbox.com and click on Scalebound, the page redirects back to the home page.
While it is always good to have hope, the writing seems to be, pretty much, on the wall for this one. While the official word has not gone out yet, it is very likely that Scalebound will end up being cancelled. We have seen very little of this game since E3 2016 when PlatinumGames showed off a boss fight with a giant crab. Compared to the first trailer shown back at Gamescom 2015 which ran well below 30 frames per second, the E3 2016 trailer showed a much better looking game but still received a mixed response. According to Kotaku, this game has been in development hell for quite some time and, given PlatinumGames’ insane workload and mixed bag reputation make these rumors rather easy to believe.
Hopefully, PlatinumGames is able to resolve the issues that they currently face with Scalebound because, quite frankly, the game does not deserve the fate that it is currently headed towards.
Update: Word came from Microsoft directly, Scalebound has officially ceased development.
In a statement from Microsoft
“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/.”