With Scalebound officially cancelled by Microsoft Studios, developer Platinum Games has now released an official statement where President and CEO Kenichi Sato expresses his disappointment on this situation, but promises that Platinum will continue to deliver high-quality games:
We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound", said Sato. "We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.
Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.
We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!
Scalebound director Hideki Kamiya also shared his feelings towards this decision on Twitter, apologizing fans for the bad news and assuring that he will keep delivering fun games:
As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I'm very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.
Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you is to promise to keep delivering fun games. I'll work extra hard to never have to let you down like this again, so I hope you will keep watching over us in the future too.
Before being cancelled, Scalebound was being developed for Xbox One and PC.
Source: Platinum Games