Scalebound Listing Reappears On Xbox One Store
The dragon-inclusive RPG Scalebound was one of the most anticipated titles for Xbox One, that is, until the game was suddenly cancelled. While Microsoft and Platinum Games were apologetic about the unreleased project, the game was considered to be pretty much dead. However, thoughts began to change when a trademark for the game had been renewed by the publisher, fueling speculation that development may have resumed on the project. Now, a Scalebound listing has been discovered on the Xbox One Store, further suggesting the game’s revival.
The listing that re-appeared isn’t bare-bones as with other retail leaks, but notably appears pretty normal. The page contains box art, a full synopsis, and even user reviews, many of whom are predictably excited to see the Scalebound listing on the Microsoft Store. Sadly, an option to purchase isn’t enabled (yet), but we do get a few new pieces of information such as online and local multiplayer support for the game.
Unfortunately, the game may not be as revived as the store makes it seem, as Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has pointed out on Twitter. When confronted, Greenberg reveals that the listing was a “very old hidden page” and that a team would “follow-up” on the situation. This could mean Scalebound won’t be available on the Microsoft Store for much longer.
That is a very old hidden page, not active or searchable in the store, but thanks for flagging, will have team follow-up.
— Aaron "Greenbeard" 🏴☠️🍌🧟♂️🙅🏼♂️ (@aarongreenberg) May 16, 2018
This news may be unfortunate for hopeful fans, but there’s still other ways for Scalebound to make a potential return. There’s a chance the game could resume development with Platinum Games down the line or possibly under a new studio, but until anything gets confirmed from Microsoft, it’s best to continue considering the game dead. Of course, in the small chance this Scalebound listing indicates the game is back on, we can probably expect a showing at next month’s E3, where Xbox has been teasing a big presentation for the event. We’ll have to wait and see to know for sure.
What do you think? Are you hopeful Scalebound will eventually come out for Xbox One, or should we just give up on the game ever releasing? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Xbox-centric news, check out these next few links:
Eric Hall852 Posts
Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at games of the past.