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Microsoft revealed that action game Scalebound has been canceled

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Written by Kamil Arli

One of the Xbox One’s biggest upcoming games is no more: today Microsoft revealed that action game Scalebound has been canceled. “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” the company said in a statement. The game has been in the works for more than four years, and was being developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games, best known for fast-paced action titles like Bayonetta and Vanquish.

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AT GAMESCOM IN 2015, SCALEBOUND DIRECTOR HIDEKI KAMIYA

At Gamescom in 2015, Scalebound director Hideki Kamiya claimed that the game — which was to include features like four-player co-operative play and massive boss fights — was the studio’s biggest to date. Scalebound was scheduled to launch on both Xbox One and PC, and was being published by Microsoft.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM EUROGAMER, LAST FALL SEVERAL KEY MEMBERS OF THE DEVELOPMENT

According to a report from Eurogamer, last fall several key members of the development team were forced to step away from the project for a month due to “the pressure of the project’s heavy workload.” When they returned, the game was behind schedule and the decision was made not to move forward.

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Scalebound was one of just a handful of big exclusive titles due to hit Microsoft’s console this year, alongside the likes of strategy title Halo Wars 2, pirate game Sea of Thieves, and open-world action game Crackdown 3. As for Platinum, the developer is also working with Square Enix on the action-RPG Nier: Automata, which is scheduled to launch on March 7th on PlayStation 4.

Source: theverge

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