Several sources (including a big one at Kotaku) has claimed that Scalebound is cancelled. While the announcement is imminent it seems a GAF insider has revealed who is to blame.
- “People can try to blame MS as much as they want to for this and they likely share some blame. But people can’t just ignore Platinum. The game has looked rough as hell at every showing and it was them developing it.”
- Eh, MS is more at blame here than you’d think. But that story will be out in due time, don’t worry.
Microsoft, who have been long supporting this project, seem to be the source of troubles and ultimate cancellation behind the project. While we can’t pin down the details it’s well known that Hideki Kamiya isn’t a fan of the company and they way they’ve been promoting the project. At one point he even said “Are they fucking with me?” during Gamescom with a Tweet that followed that pretty much foreshadowed what’s to come.
Better than ur life. RT @Lollyzpopz Microsoft fucked up like always. Wonder how this will affect Scalebound. Game might be in serious troubl
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) July 29, 2015
It’s unclear if Scalebound is forever cancelled or may come back under a different publisher but for now it’s dead, Jim.
UPDATE: Microsoft has released an official statement that Scalebound is cancelled.
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.