PlatinumGames President Wants Xbox To Revive Cancelled Scalebound
As the entire video game industry is aware, Microsoft has been making some big moves to stay competitive against their rivals lately. The biggest move recently of course being their $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This comes after years of various partnerships and arrangements with outsider developers, with PlatinumGames being one of note. The studio was working with Microsoft on Scalebound, before the project was ultimately scrapped in 2017. While that sadly ended the studio’s work on any games for Xbox, it has seemingly not ended their hope to continue that work. The PlatinumGames President and Scalebound creator have now asked Microsoft to revive Scalebound.
Platinum Games President Atsushi Inaba and Scalebound creator Hideki Kamiya recently spoke with IGN Japan about the studio’s past and future. This interview comes not long after the recent restructuring within the company, which named Inaba as president and Kamiya as vice president. With one of the big topics of discussion being the cancelled Scalebound game, Inaba and Kamiya share their regrets over the project, and took a significant amount of blame for its outcome. However, Inaba does share hope that Microsoft could help revive the project:
Often in an interview you might hear a developer politely saying, ‘Yes, if we had the opportunity we’d love to work on that again’, but we don’t mean it that way. Both Kamiya and I are serious – we really would love to work on Scalebound again. I’d like to discuss it with Microsoft properly.”
Kamiya also interjected in English in a statement to Xbox head Phil Spencer, saying “Phil! Phil! Let’s do it together!” Kamiya explained in the interview that some of the challenges that caused the game’s fall included the development team working with the Unreal Engine, which they were unfamiliar with at the time. Hopefully now though, the team has some time to learn from the mistakes, should Microsoft choose to revive the project. Microsoft seems a little occupied otherwise, but for the new Platinum Games president and vice president, their hopes certainly seem Scalebound for the moon.
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