Scalebound Dev “Would Love” To Finish The Game, But It’s Up To Microsoft
Back in 2017, Microsoft announced that its dragon action-rpg title Scalebound had been canceled following rumors that the PlatinumGames-developed title was in trouble and the project was in peril. This led to yet another tragic blow in Microsoft’s already malnourished line-up of exclusive titles, though at the time the company’s statement suggested the blow was softened by the impending arrival of Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Sea of Thieves. Now, just over three years later, PlatinumGames has revealed that the studio would still be willing to finish its work on Scalebound, though it isn’t really up to them.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer Portugal, PlatinumGames studio head Atsushi Inaba was asked if there was any willingness to return to the canceled Scalebound project. According to Inaba, while the prospect of such a thing would be interesting, the IP belongs to Microsoft. “Again, it’s a good question! But this was an intellectual property that belongs 100% to Microsoft,” Inaba said.
Whatever happens with this project, we can’t really do anything with it unless Microsoft leaves us. But it’s a game that we fall in love with and love. If the opportunity arises, it’s something we would love to return to.”
Since its cancellation, there have been rumors suggesting that Scalebound was heading to the Nintendo Switch, though this rumor is almost a year old and we’ve unfortunately heard nothing since. Scalebound was originally slated to release in 2016, though it was later delayed back into 2017 before being canceled in January 2017.
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