We’re into the second week of 2017 and we’ve just had confirmation of the first major cancellation of the year. That dubious honour goes to Platinum Games’ Scalebound, which was to be a an Xbox One exclusive. Rumours started a few hours ago that Microsoft and Platinum had parted ways, with some sources suggesting that Hideki Kamiya, Scalebound’s director, has been suffering from some mental health issues.
While details of the cancellation haven’t been revealed Microsoft has confirmed the cancellation in a statement to Windows Central.
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/.
Scalebound was originally revealed at E3 2014, with a new gameplay trailer being shown at E3 2016. The game included dragons and would have had co-op multiplayer. The game was even featured on our Ones To Watch list for Xbox One exclusives a couple of weeks back. A list that was looking thin on exclusives already.
Source: Windows Central